Emma Krause is a Project Manager in the field of climate and energy. She currently works on the secretariat of the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), a network of over 30 governments sharing experience and expertise on establishing, designing, and improving emissions trading systems. Emma focuses on international carbon markets and emissions trading schemes, conducting analyses of emissions trading systems and promoting capacity building and technical dialogue between policymakers with a focus on North America. She has extensive experience in facilitating policy exchange and dialogue on climate and energy topics.
Before joining adelphi, Emma worked for IFOK GmbH, where she developed renewable energy policy support for state, provincial and local governments in North America and facilitated the Transatlantic Climate Bridge, a platform for dialogue on climate and energy issues, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety. She has also conducted European energy policy studies as a research assistant at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate. Prior to moving to Berlin, she worked for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, where she managed programs developing and implementing solar PV and renewable energy financing policy, and supported municipal sustainability programs. She has also worked as a political staffer for former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and on the 2012 Obama Campaign.
Emma Krause graduated from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin with a Master’s degree in Public Policy. Her main areas of study were climate protection and adaptation, energy systems, and governance challenges. Emma completed her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at Emerson College in Boston with courses in political communication, political science, and literature.