Marissa Santikarn is a Project Manager at adelphi working in the fields of climate and energy. She is currently working in the office of the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), a government network for the exchange of experiences in the design and implementation of emissions trading systems. Her principal focus is on carbon markets in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Prior to joining adelphi, Marissa gained experience in environmental law as well as in climate change projects in Thailand and Australia. As a student, she worked for the Environment Defenders Office in Melbourne, where she was involved in finding solutions to legal disputes, as well as in the auditing of regional environmental policy and environmental conservation actions. Furthermore, she worked as a trainee at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) in Thailand, on the issues of environmental economics and biodiversity.
Marissa gained her Masters of Public Policy (MPP) from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany, with a focus on international climate mitigation and energy policy. During her master studies, she prepared a feasibility analysis on the linking of the European and Californian emissions trading systems. Previously, she earned her LLB/BA from the University of Melbourne, Australia.