Dr. Michael Dutschke


Dr. Michael Dutschke has been a policy advisor on the design and implementation of flexible compliance mechanisms in international climate policy since 1997, over a period of 15 years being an observer at all relevant meetings of the Climate Convention.

Before founding his company biocarbon economics in 2007, he worked at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics, for GFA Envest GmbH, and at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

He co-authored the first version of the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard launched in May 2005 and was coordinating author of the Global Conservation Standard (www.globalconservationstandard.org) in 2009 and 2010. He was Lead Author of the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2004 and 2005, he was a member of the CDM Executive Board’s Afforestation & Reforestation Working Group. Since early 2010, he has been chairing the Global Conservation Standard.

Michael has been advising European and diverse developing country governments and numerous intergovernmental institutions, including CATIE, CIFOR, FAO, GEF, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, The World Bank, environmental NGOs, and private sector enterprises.

Michael’s focus is on policy development, capacity and institution building and project implementation for climate and development in land use and biomass energy.