Dr. Michael Dutschke has been a policy advisor on the design and implementation of flexible compliance mechanisms in international climate policy since 1997, being observer at all relevant meetings of the Climate Convention.
Before founding his company biocarbon consult in 2007 at Offenburg/Germany, he worked at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics, for GFA Envest, and at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He is co-author of the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard, and coordinating author of the Global Conservation Standard (www.globalconservationstandard) , of which he is Chairman.
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.
Since early 2010, he has been heading the Global Conservation Standard Oversight Organization. He was Lead Author of the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, awarded with the Nobel Peace Price. In 2004 and 2005, he was a member of the CDM Executive Board's Afforestation & Reforestation Working Group.
Michael's focus is on policy development, capacity and institution building and project consultancy for climate and development in land use and biomass energy.