SB_Final Small Portrait
areas of expertise
  • Climate Policy
  • Climate Finance
  • Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM)
  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
  • Green Hydrogen
  • Post-graduate studies “Applied environmental sciences” (Master) – 2005 University Koblenz – Landau, Germany

  • Studies of Environmental Protection/Technologies (Bachelor) – 2000 University of Applied Sciences in Bingen, Germany

  • Studies of Environmental Sciences and Tourism Management – 1996 Western State College of Colorado, USA

Sonja Butzengeiger holds degrees in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Protection. Since 1999, she has been working on international climate policies. She was a research fellow at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics from 2000 to 2005 and co-founded Perspectives in 2003. From 2006 to 2007, she worked for the German Environment Ministry’s (BMU) division Energy and Climate. She focused on UNFCCC-related issues, greenhouse gas reporting, the national adaptation plan mechanism, and other energy-climate-related political processes.

Sonja has been leading Perspectives’ business areas Climate Policy Research and UNFCCC Negotiation Support for many years, in addition to supervising the company’s financial and legal management.

She has conducted a variety of projects for both public and private clients, including those involving new market structures, NAMAs, NDCs, and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, voluntary carbon markets, project finance, and adaptation. Furthermore, she achieved registration of several CDM projects and conceptualized a CDM methodology for a project involving Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Sonja is guiding Perspectives’ work and business development in the areas of innovative energy technology and green hydrogen solutions.

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