Tobias Hausotter
Master of Public Policy (MPP), B.A. International Relations
Senior Project Manager

Tobias Hausotter is a Senior Project Manager at adelphi specializing in climate and energy policy.

He has extensive experience in conceptualising, implementing, and leading consulting and research projects for national and international clients. His work is focussed on advising governments and development agencies on the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, issues relating to climate finance, and measures for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

From 2008 to 2013, Tobias helped build up the Secretariat of the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), a network of more than thirty governments and public authorities that shares knowledge on and experience with emissions trading. As a result of his position as Head of the Secretariat, he commands extensive expertise in providing strategic guidance and coordination of international policy networks. He is also versed in designing capacity development measures for different stakeholder groups.
As an advisor for the Climate Policy Support Programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Tobias coordinated the advisory work for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (BMZ) Special Unit on Climate Change on the mitigation of greenhouse gases for several years. He primarily worked on the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs), climate policy cooperation with multilateral development banks (MDBs), and issues relating to the climate-energy nexus with a focus on the international financing of coal. During that time, Tobias represented the BMZ in the European Union’s expert group on market mechanisms and in the UNFCCC negotiations.

Prior to his position at ICAP, Tobias gained practical experience in the department for foreign and security policy of the German Federal Chancellery and in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. There, he was involved in day-to-day business and focused on global issues, the United Nations, and human rights.

Tobias holds a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany with a focus on climate and energy policy. He previously studied International Relations at the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany and the Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, France. Tobias is Capacity WORKS certified.

Selected Projects

Selected publications

  • Low Carbon Energy Governance in Germany – First Steps to an Integrated Perspective. Report on behalf of InWEnt - Capacity Building International

    Hausotter, Tobias and Dennis Tänzler 2009: Low Carbon Energy Governance in Germany. First Steps to an Integrated Perspective. Report on behalf of InWEnt - Capacity Building International. Berlin: adelphi.