Constanze Haug is a Senior Project Manager at adelphi as in the fields of Climate and Energy. In her role as Head of the Secretariat of the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), she works together with more than thirty governments around the world to advance carbon pricing as a key tool on the path to decarbonizing our economies.
Constanze has more than twelve years of experience in international climate policy. She has a strong track record in facilitating exchange and policy learning on emissions trading for climate mitigation and, through her experience in climate policy research, is highly familiar with broader trends and developments in (market-based) climate action and effective policy mixes for reducing emissions. She also is an expert in convening and moderating dialogues and events, facilitating policy negotiations, and supporting capacity-building efforts in diverse settings.
Prior to joining adelphi, Constanze worked as a tenured researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at VU University in Amsterdam, where she also completed her PhD. While in Amsterdam, she worked on a range of international and European projects for clients including the European Commission, national governments, and NGOs, which resulted in a number of peer-reviewed publications on European and international climate policy, market-based mechanisms, REDD and climate finance. Constanze also brings experience from intergovernmental and national policy settings: as a fellow of the prestigious Mercator Program on International Affairs, she worked at the World Bank Carbon Finance Unit, the Sustainable Mechanisms Unit of the UNFCCC Secretariat, and the Environment Unit at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Constanze holds an LL.M. in Environmental Law and Policy from the University of Kent, UK, and a B.A. degree in International Relations from the Technische Universität, Dresden, graduating from both with distinction. She also studied in France at Sciences Po Paris and Sciences Po Aix.