Katharina joined NewClimate Institute in November 2016 as climate policy analyst focusing on climate and development. She has over five years’ experience working with private and public entities on tackling sustainability issues. Prior to joining NewClimate she has worked with financial institutions to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable buildings sector at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative. Katharina also managed CDP´s work with companies on their sustainability reporting in Southern Europe and worked with the Permanent Mission of Vanuatu in New York to raise awareness for the country’s climate change related challenges.
She holds a M.A. in international studies from Laval University, Canada, and a B.Sc. in economics and social sciences from the Free University of Bolzano, Italy.