Kathrin Ludwig
MSc in Global Environmental Policy, MSc in Social Science Research
Senior Advisor

Kathrin Ludwig is a Senior Advisor working at the nexus of climate and biodiversity policy, where she counsels public authorities and administrators on the implementation and financing of NDC and NBSAP. She focuses on offering consulting and training on nature-based solutions and transformative change.

Kathrin has extensive experience in the implementation and planning of international and national climate policy as well as the development of strategies and approaches for innovative biodiversity policy. In addition to the compilation and analysis of complex information, she is also experienced in the management of complex multinational projects as well as the design of formats for the knowledge exchange and networking. Kathrin has acquired work experience in numerous regions of the world with a primary focus on Latin America, Asia and Europe. She is Capacity WORKS certified.

Prior to joining adelphi, Kathrin worked for more than five years as a consultant in climate and biodiversity policy in Mexico and the Netherlands. Working with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), she advised the Mexican environment ministry on implementation planning for national climate policy and the development of innovative digital tools for climate protection. Kathrin also coordinated exchange and networking within the Mexican project portfolio of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) run by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment. In the Netherlands, she spent three years advising various Dutch ministries on new approaches to international biodiversity policy for the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). In that context, Kathrin also did research on the integration of biodiversity into sustainable supply chains, private sector targets for halting deforestation, and the national implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Kathrin Ludwig holds two master’s degrees from VU Amsterdam in Global Environmental Policy (MSc) and Social Science Research (MSc). Her primary fields of study included climate and biodiversity policy, sustainable supply chains and market mechanisms in global environmental policy. She is currently completing a continuing education program in Climate Finance (focus: adaptation) at the Frankfurt School of Finance. For her master’s thesis, she did research on the implementation of payments for ecosystem services programs in southeastern Mexico as part of an EU project.

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