Perspectives Climate Group

Laila Darouich
Head of climate negotiations and diplomacy

“The future of our planet hinges on today’s decisions. Our team is committed to contributing to the strengthening of global climate action ambitions and implementation by fostering collaborative progress in climate negotiations.”

Areas of expertise
  • Climate Adaptation – with a focus on adaptation metrics and monitoring & evaluation
  • UNFCCC negotiations
  • Climate and Adaptation Finance
  • Soil organic carbon in the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM)
  • Article 6 in the MENA region

Laila holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Konstanz and an international Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Freiburg. During her academic training, she focused on collective animal behavior, environmental economics, and the ecology of climate change. Before joining Perspectives, Laila interned at a global industrial insurer in ESG risk consulting and was part of a research team studying “Risk, Uncertainty, and Insurance under Climate Change” at the University of Freiburg.

Laila is a passionate climate policy expert with a focus on climate change adaptation and climate negotations.

At Perspectives, Laila leads the Business Feld climate negotiations and diplomacy.
As a consultant and researcher, she supports the Adaptation Benefit Mechanism (ABM) Executive Committee member Axel Michaelowa in his methodology-related work to operationalize the ABM, contributes to adaptation-related aspects for the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and took part in an evaluation synthesis on the effectiveness of adaptation measures and their indicators based on project evaluations of the German development cooperation.
In the climate finance field, Laila is part of the research team that developed a Paris alignment assessment methodology for Export Credit Agencies which is being applied to G20 countries. Laila has also been working on nature-based solutions (NbS), such as identifying suitable climate finance providers to support soil conservation activities in developing countries and developing guidelines for policymakers, investors, and project developers on the use of voluntary carbon market standards for certifying soil carbon projects.
In addition, Laila was the project lead for the preparation of the mitigation chapter of the Biennial Update Report (BUR) for Palestine and contributed to the latest Ethiopian NDC Update. Laila is also an observer to the climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC and provided technical support to country delegations at COP26 and COP27.

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