Katharina Brandt is a research analyst and works at adelphi mainly on biodiversity and nature conservation issues. She supports projects for the European Commission, BiodivERsA and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation including providing the Secretariat of the EU Platform on Large Carnivores. Her tasks include conducting interviews with local experts, the conception and implementation of regional workshops and meetings, the coordination of the work of local experts as well as supporting the Platform with communication materials.
Katharina’s thematic focus lies in the protection of biodiversity, sustainable agriculture and wildlife and nature conservation management. Prior to adelphi, Katharina worked as a Carlo-Schmid Fellow for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) on business development of the environmental project portfolio of the Latin America and Caribbean region. Before this, she coordinated a European network of researchers, authorities, and entrepreneurs to promote wood energy and then she worked at Climate Focus writing policy recommendations and scientific reports on sustainable agriculture, REDD + financing and climate and biodiversity protection in Latin America. Previously she examined activities of farms in accordance with the EU Eco Regulation and other certification organizations at a certification body for organic farming and consulted farmers on groundwater conserving practices in southern Germany.
For her master’s thesis, Katharina investigated the effects of participation processes on the water management of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, Brazil. Katharina holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Resource Management and Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Technical University of Munich. She grew up in Latin America and Germany. Katharina is a certified PRINCE2 project manager and currently a LEAD Academy scholar.