Annica Cochu works as a project manager in the fields of green finance and adaptation to climate change. She develops strategies and instruments for promoting sustainable financial systems and supports capacity building and knowledge exchange from the local to the international level.
Annica Cochu is actively involved in the strategic development of green finance topics at adelphi. She works with financial institutions, policy makers and civil society organisations to elaborate recommendations for the design of a financial system that supports low-carbon, climate-smart and environmentally-friendly development. She also designs capacity building concepts and advises small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in vulnerable countries when analysing climate change and developing adaptation and financing strategies. Annica Cochu has a certification as “SME Finance Expert” from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Her regional focus is on the European Union and its member countries as well as on emerging markets such as India and South Africa.
Before joining adelphi, Annica Cochu gained extensive experience in environmental and resource management. Together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) she elaborated approaches for integrating ecosystem services into local development planning in Ecuador. During her work at Green Budget Germany, a non-profit organization working to foster market-oriented eco-fiscal policy reform, she identified and assessed economic instruments for sustainable resource consumption. She also worked for the environmental protection department at Siemens.
Annica Cochu holds a Master’s degree in Integrated Natural Resource Management from the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her focus was on resource and environmental economics. During her Bachelor's degree in International Cultural and Business Studies at the University of Passau, she spent a semester abroad in Vietnam.