Julia Kleinschmidt worked as a Fellow at Ecologic Institute. Her main work areas were climate policy as well as emissions trading at European and international level. As a German native speaker, she works also in English and has basic knowledge of French.
During her time at Ecologic Institute, Julia Kleinschmidt supported the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Buildings and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) on issues concerning the development of emissions trading on EU and international level. She mainly focused on questions related to the structural reform of the EU ETS, the potential of carbon pricing and market mechanisms and linking options. Another substantial part of her work dealt with the inclusion of international aviation in the EU ETS and the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). She also worked on the content-related and conceptual design of the Carbon Market Platform, a political network initiated by the G7 in order to support the development of the global carbon market.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Julia Kleinschmidt gained practical experience through an internship within the department of Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) at EY Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft regarding the challenges companies face in meeting sustainability and climate policy requirements.
Julia Kleinschmidt studied Sustainability Economics at the University of Kassel (Germany), particularly focusing on sustainability policy and environmental economics. Previously, she received her Bachelor degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University Hohenheim in Stuttgart (Germany). During this time she spent a semester at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) in Greece.