Franziska Haupt is a senior land use consultant at Climate Focus. Her work focuses on the design of incentive mechanisms and institutional frameworks for sustainable land use and REDD+. She is an experienced consultant with wide-ranging expertise in policy advice, development cooperation, and project management.
Prior to joining Climate Focus, Franziska worked as an international consultant for the Kyrgyz government in a World Bank project supporting community-based forestation, carbon trading, improved forest management, and biodiversity. She also worked as a consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), focusing on the mitigation benefits of wood energy, CDM Forestry, REDD+, and international climate policy. She has been actively involved in the field of climate change and forestry since 2006. Franziska is passionate about classical music and dedicates part of her time to playing the piano.
Franziska holds degrees from the Technical University of Munich (BSc in forest science) and Humboldt University Berlin (MSc in agricultural economics). During her studies, she attended a one-year exchange program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.