Our Team


Fatma Dirkes

Head of International Advisory Services

Karsten Löffler

Head of FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre

Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener

Head of Centre Research

Climate Topic Leaders

Tobias Panofen
Tobias PanofenDeputy Head

Area of Expertise

  • Sustainable Finance
  • Renewable Energy and Cleantech Finance
  • Crowdinvesting
  • Decentralized energy
  • Project Finance and Risk Transfer
Carola Menzel - Hausherr
Carola Menzel - HausherrSenior Project Manager
Focus on essentials

Area of Expertise

  • Sustainable Development and Climate Finance
  • Organisational Development and capacity building (addressing strategies, procedures, products and services) to align with market needs and changes (global commitments, regulatory requirements, fiduciary standards and social & environmental safeguards)
Maria Jesus Baez
Maria Jesus BaezSenior Project Manager
The road to success is always under construction – Lily Tomlin

Area of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy financing
  • Crowdinvesting
  • Financial Modelling
  • Electric Mobility
Dr. Christine Grüning
Dr. Christine GrüningSenior Project Manager

Area of Expertise

  • Climate Finance
  • International Climate Policy
  • Green Climate Fund
  • Education
  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Report
Dr. Karol Kempa
Dr. Karol KempaSenior Project Manager
I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim. […] Sounds like fun! – James T. Kirk

Research Areas

  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Climate Policy
  • Climate Finance
  • Applied Econometrics
Joerg Oelschlaeger
Joerg OelschlaegerSenior Project Manager

Area of Expertise

  • Sustainable Finance Strategy Development
  • Professional experience in International Development Cooperation
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Private Sector Development and Aid Effectiveness
Frederic Bettini
Frederic BettiniGreen and Sustainable Finance Analyst
Each and every one of us can make changes in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution.
Anna Gomes
Anna Gomes Project Coordinator
At first I thought I was fighting to save (rubber) trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity
Dr. Christian Haas
Dr. Christian Haas Postdoctoral Researcher
Sabine Schneider
Sabine SchneiderProject Coordinator
Strategies for sustainability must take many forms. There is no “one size fits all” approach to the future. (Walker et al.)
Mathilde Bossut
Mathilde BossutJunior Researcher
Elizabeth Tamayo Tabares
Elizabeth Tamayo TabaresProject Manager
Green contains all Colors.
Menglu Neupert-Zhuang
Menglu Neupert-ZhuangSustainable Finance Expert & Project Manager
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu
María José Valverde
María José ValverdeProject Coordinator
This is not our world with trees in it. It’s a world of trees, where humans have just arrived. – Richard Powers, The Overstory
Sebastian Rink
Sebastian RinkGreen and Sustainable Finance Expert
The climate crisis requires unprecedented action – mainstream finance needs to become a driving force.
Saskia Peters
Saskia PetersProject Coordinator
There is no planet B. We must do what we can today to save our tomorrow.
Michael König
Michael König Project Manager
My house is your house.
Madhumitha Madhavan
Madhumitha MadhavanProject Manager, Climate & sustainable finance
Reduce, reuse and recycle – Captain Planet
Iara Linz Watanabe
Iara Linz Watanabe Project Coordinator
Arturo Martinez-Oest
Arturo Martinez-OestProject Coordinator
When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, others build windmills – Chinese Proverb
Pauline Delacoe
Pauline DelacoeOffice Manager
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Dr Jane Goodall, Scientist & Activist
 Dr. rer. nat. Ghazal Ghafari
Dr. rer. nat. Ghazal Ghafari Data Scientist
Laura Kempa
Laura KempaProject Manager & Adaptation Finance Expert
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics. – David Attenborough
Zühal Ürgüplü Sanal
Zühal Ürgüplü SanalProject Manager - Sustainable Finance Specialist
Yamini Jain
Yamini JainProject Coordinator
Natalia Carranza
Natalia CarranzaProject Manager
How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn’t listen – Victor Hugo
Alokananda Nath
Alokananda NathProject Manager
The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for – Ernest Hemingway
Diogo da Conceição Rego
Diogo da Conceição RegoProject Manager
One day we have to stop dreaming, get our plans out of the drawer and somehow start – Amyr Klink
Eduarda Thurler
Eduarda ThurlerProject Coordinator
Nature is our biggest ally and greatest inspiration – David Attenborough
Adrien Feller
Adrien FellerProject Coordinator
A sustainable future requires actions today
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schenker
Prof. Dr. Oliver SchenkerRobert Bosch Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics
A holistic policy approach that promotes a cost-efficient transformation to a sustainable energy system has to take the interactions and side-effects of its individual policy measures into account.
Martin Cremer
Martin CremerSeed Capital Assistance Facility
Today’s challenges require the mobilization of private capital through the smart use of public money, especially for de-risking early stage development activities. The SCAF is an example of such an approach, with a strong opportunity for replication.
Andrea Bode
Andrea BodeSeed Capital Assistance Facility
Transformation starts in our own heads. Each of us can contribute towards a better future, both at work and in our private life.
Derek Campbell
Derek CampbellSeed Capital Assistance Facility
We all have a responsibility not only to address tomorrows challenges but yesterdays’ failures.