Managing Partner

MSc Sonja Butzengeiger

Sonja Butzengeiger holds degrees in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Protection. She works on the Kyoto Mechanisms and climate policies since 1999. From 2000 to 2005, she was research fellow at the Hamburg Institute for International Economics and founded Perspectives in 2003 with Axel Michaelowa. From 2006 to early 2007, she worked for the German Environment Ministry (BMU), division Energy and Climate. There, she worked on UNFCCC related matters, on greenhouse gas reporting, the national adaptation strategy process, and other political processes related to energy and climate policy. At Perspectives, besides the management of the company, she has been heading the Business Fields Climate Policy Advice and UNFCCC Negotiation Support. She has conducted numerous projects for public and private clients, e.g. on CDM reform options, new market mechanisms such as sectoral approaches and NAMAs, innovative energy generation technologies, project finance, adaptation and has provided post-2012 negotiation support. In addition, she achieved registration of two CDM projects, and conceptualized a CDM methodology for a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project.


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Curriculum Vitae

Short CV

Nationality German
Title Engineer for environmental technology and sciences


2003 - 2005 Post-graduate studies "Applied environmental sciences", University Koblenz - Landau, Germany
Diploma on Voluntary Compensation of GHG-emissions – selection criteria and implications for the international climate policy regime, May 2005
1996 - 2000 Studies of Environmental Protection/Technologies at University of Applied Sciences in Bingen, Germany. Focus on environmental economy and law.
Diploma on Chances and risks of emissions trading – views of an independent consultancy company at TÜV Rheinland
1995 - 1996 Studies of Environmental Sciences and Tourism Management at Western State College of Colorado, USA.
June 1995 Graduation (Abitur) at the Otto-Pankok-Gymnasium, Germany.

Working experience

03/07 - Managing Director at Perspectives GmbH, Hamburg/Germany
04/06 - 02/07 Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Division KI I 1 – Energy and Environment Issues, Climate Policy
08/03 - 03/06 Managing Director at Perspectives GmbH, Hamburg/Germany
10/00 - 09/05 Researcher at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA), Germany, Research Programme International Climate Policy
10/00 - 09/03 Project Manager at HEW (Hamburgische Electricitäts-Werke AG) within the Energy Concept Future; (both part time)
09/00 Freelancing for TÜV Rheinland Berlin Brandenburg, Germany