Liane Schalatek is the Associate Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America, where she spearheads the foundation’s work on climate finance. She has more than 20 years of experience in global governance issues, specifically in international development and finance and international climate negotiations, as well as the promotion of human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment. A particular interest of her work has been awareness and capacity building work on the need to engender macroeconomic and finance policy. Currently, her work focuses on international climate finance, with an emphasis on public climate finance flows and on equitable access to climate funding and specifically efforts to operationalize the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a process she followed from its design process in 2011.
Since 2016, she has served Developed Country Active Civil Society observer to the GCF. In this function, she coordinates civil society input and intervenes on behalf of civil society on the GCF Board. As an expert on gender and climate finance, she works on the gender dimension of climate financing instruments and operations, including in the GCF and the UNFCCC more broadly. A journalist by training, she co-founded CFU in 2009 as a joint roject with ODI. She researches and publishes on international development, climate and gender issues. Liane holds a M.A. in Political Science and Political Economy from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and a M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, Washington D.C.