Current responsibility: As part of the CC&DRM team, Malte works on ADBs new NDC support facility, NDC Advance on opportunities to translate the DMCs commitments to climate action (e.g. NDCs, NAPs) into investment opportunities. Further he is working on the adaptation finance and other climate change activities of ADB.
Experience and accomplishments: Malte has been based in Myanmar and Botswana working with subnational authorities and communities on the integration of climate change considerations into agriculture planning. Further in Germany he advised the Minister for the Environment (BMU) as well as the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) especially on climate change adaptation policy and finance, international partnerships (like NDCP, NDC Cluster, LEDS GP, NAP GN, PATPA etc.) and the climate negotiations which he joint as a member of the German delegation.
Experience Prior to ADB: Before joining ADB Malte worked for the German development cooperation (GIZ) as a policy advisor for climate change in different projects in Myanmar and Germany. Prior to this he worked with NGOs and foundations in Botswana as well as for a renewable energy provider in Germany.
Nationality and Education: A national of Germany, Malte obtained a double degree from the University of Hamburg and the University of Abertay Dundee in Socioeconomics and European Economy and Management. He also graduated with a master’s degree in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics where he wrote his master’s thesis about multi-level governance in climate change adaptation in developing countries at the Grantham Institute.