Katharina Klaas is a project assistant at adelphi working in the field of the green economy and resources. The focus of her activities is on economic instruments for air pollution control and the relationship between income, consumption and resource use.
Prior to joining adelphi, Katharina worked for the Ecologic Institute as a research assistant, especially focussing on the interdisciplinary research project European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime (EFFACE), which assessed the impacts of environmental crime as well as effective and feasible policy options for combating it. She also worked on projects related to the role of biodiversity in international cooperation and on possible environmental impacts of the TTIP agreement.
In addition, Katharina is active in the field of refugee assistance as a project coordinator for MyWestend, a project that aims to help unaccompanied minor refugees to integrate by offering them language coaching and leisure activities with young Berliners.
Katharina acquired her B.Sc. in geographical science at the Freie Universität Berlin. In her final thesis, she conducted a scenario analysis of the impacts of land grabbing on transnational water conflicts in Mali. Katharina is currently enrolled in the master’s programme on integrated natural resource management at the Humboldt Universität Berlin, with a focus on land and water management and feminist ecological economics.