Constanze Haug is a researcher and PhD candidate at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She holds an LL.M. in Environmental Law and Policy and a B.A. in International Relations. Constanze’s main interests are climate change policy and law, both in their European and its international dimension, as well as methods for policy appraisal. At IVM, she is involved in the EU research projects RESPONSES – “European responses to climate change” and REDD-ALERT, a project focusing on options to tackle tropical deforestation under the global climate regime. Her PhD research deals with the potential of policy exercises for climate change appraisal. Prior to joining IVM and as a fellow of the Postgraduate Programme in International Affairs, Constanze worked for the World Bank, the UNFCCC Secretariat, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, where she focused on the implementation and the effectiveness of the Kyoto Protocol’s flexible mechanisms.
Her research interests in the Indian-European Multilevel Climate Governance Research Network concern the challenges and opportunities of mainstreaming climate change into other policy areas; mechanisms for mitigation or adaptation burden-sharing among countries or regions; and the use of economic instruments, and especially emissions trading, in climate policy.