Energy & Climate

Dr. Lambert Schneider

Research Coordinator for International Climate Policy

Special Expertise

  • International climate policy and UN climate negotiations
  • International carbon market mechanisms and emissions trading
  • Quantification and accounting of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Voluntary offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from aviation
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Key Projects

  • Development of a methodology for assessing the quality of carbon offset credits (World Wide Fund for Nature and Environmental Defense Fund)
  • Analysis and method development for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (Swedish Energy Agency)
  • Land use as a sector for market mechanisms under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (German Environment Agency)
  • Technical support for the development of “Guidelines for Avoiding Double Counting for the Carbon Offseting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation” (ClimateWorks Foundation)
  • Analysis and assessment of the design of an offsetting system for international aviation (German Environment Agency)
  • Analysis of the potential for using offset credits from climate mitigation projects for voluntary greenhouse gas offsetting after 2020 (German Environment Agency)
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
  • Member of the advisory board of the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)


Professional Training and Career

Lambert Schneider studied environmental and chemical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. From 1999 to 2000 he worked with Berliner Energieagentur as project engineer. From 2000 to 2009 he worked as researcher at Öko-Institut on energy and climate policy. From 2001 to 2008 he was a member of the German delegation in the UN climate negotiations, working mainly on reporting and review of greenhouse gas inventories, accounting, and international carbon market mechanisms. From 2005 to 2010 he was a member of the Methodologies Panel of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). In 2010 he joined the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) leading a team that worked on developing and improving methodologies for quantifying emission reductions and supporting UNFCCC negotiations. From 2012 to 2019 he was Associate to Stockholm Environment Institute in the area of climate policy, carbon markets and energy policy. Since 2013 he is a member of the CDM Executive Board; in 2014 he served as Vice-Chair and in 2015 as Chair of the Board. In 2019 he joined Öko-Institut as Research Coordinator for International Climate Policy.


Dr. Lambert Schneider

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