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Elizabeth Zelljadt

Elizabeth Zelljadt

MA (Environmental Policy)
BA (Political Science and International Relations)

Elizabeth Zelljadt works as a Fellow at Ecologic Institute in Washington DC, where she focuses on the areas of climate and energy. Her expertise in carbon markets encompasses the structure and rules of existing emissions trading systems in Europe and North America as well as emerging programs in Asia and Latin America. She speaks fluent English and German and has advanced skills in Russian.

Elizabeth Zelljadt is part of Ecologic Institute's team working on the ETS summer universities - she coordinates the content of the courses' parallel e-learning programme. Her other recent work includes authoring the section on auctioning of the evaluation of the EU ETS Directive [pdf, 4.5 MB, English], training government officials in Panama on carbon markets, and contributing to the Europe-wide research project about Combining Policy Instruments to Achieve Europe's 2050 Climate Targets (CECILIA2050).

Elizabeth Zelljadt worked at Point Carbon from 2006 to 2012, first as a journalist and from May 2008 on as a senior analyst and editor responsible for reports on international climate negotiations and North American carbon market policy. These reports involve, e.g., price and volume data as well as market size estimates for emerging emissions trading programs in advanced developing nations. She was also responsible for Point Carbon's educational programs, including an e-learning program and in-person carbon market training courses.

Elizabeth Zelljadt has regularly attended global climate change negotiations in varying roles, including as a youth delegate, as press, and under the auspices of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). 

Elizabeth Zelljadt studied at Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald in Germany from 2003 to 2005, earning a master’s in environmental policy . She also has a BA in political science and international relations from Northwestern University in the United States.