Tobias Hausotter is a Senior Advisor + Co-Lead Climate Policy at adelphi specializing in climate policy. After supporting the development of the Paris Agreement as a negotiator, he is now focusing on its ambitious implementation in a range of complex projects. With over ten years of work experience, he has covered a diverse set of topics related to climate change mitigation and adaptation and is particularly interested in innovative approaches to climate finance. The overarching goal of his projects for domestic and international clients is to support partner countries in their efforts to achieve climate-friendly development. Central to this is building partnerships between different actors across sectoral boundaries. Moderations and trainings are another focus of his work.
From 2008 to 2013, Tobias helped establish 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 Head of the Secretariat, he gained extensive expertise in providing strategic guidance and coordination of international policy networks. He is also well versed in designing capacity development measures for different stakeholder groups.
As an advisor in the Climate Policy Support Programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Tobias spent several years coordinating 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. 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 as part of the German delegation in the European Union’s expert group on market mechanisms and in the UNFCCC negotiations.
Tobias holds a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany, where he focused on topics relating to climate and energy policy, and public management. 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 and completed further training at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management where he was awarded the certificate as a "Certified Expert for Climate and Renewable Energy Finance".