Profile: Dr. Roland Geres is Managing Partner of the FutureCamp Holding GmbH and co-founder of FutureCamp. Since 2001, he has overseen all consulting and service activities in the business domains of emissions trading and climate protection. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the climate change, environment, or energy area, notably in carbon markets.
Experience: Roland Geres has been intensively involved in capacity building activities word-wide, including in the implementation of extensive training activities for Chinese stakeholders. Since 2012, he has been conducting CB training sessions and workshops on ETS and MRV systems for governments and the private sector, including the elaboration of training materials with interactive sessions and exercises. As part of road shows and hospitations he provides intense consultancy delivering customised recommendations. Furthermore, he developed the training programme for junior experts (train the trainer) within this broader CB ETS programme.
Expertise: Dr. Geres has broad experience involving all regulatory, economic, and organisational aspects of emissions trading, climate protection, and project-based mechanisms. He actively shapes the development of the latter and participates regularly in international climate negotiations, as well as in national events. He also participates in the German Stakeholder Working Group on Emissions Trading to combat climate change, or AGE. Through his broad consultancy work and policy advisory Roland is also best informed on the ongoing ETS reform agenda and all regulatory developments with relevance to climate policy in the EU and beyond.
Head of Carbon Trading
Profile: Dominik Glock is Project Manager at FutureCamp and is responsible for the business areas of Trading, Offsetting and Registry Services. Since joining FutureCamp in 2006, he has been supporting customers in procurement and sales of emissions allowances within the EU ETS, the German national ETS and for the voluntary market. He supports enterprises in developing and implementing climate strategies and in offsetting footprints. Mr. Glock conducts workshops and plans and designs newsletters, executive briefings, and studies.
Experience: Mr. Glock has long-standing experience in the trading of carbon credits including consulting and operative services as well as the management of registry accounts. He is skilled in processing scientific and business-relevant issues in the field of emissions trading and climate strategies with a focus on trading and market trends. He implements emissions trading at energy suppliers: process implementation, control of the CO2 position, strategic analyses, and applications for EU allowances.
Expertise: Mr. Glock has profound knowledge about all aspects concerning carbon markets, ETS, and the trading of CO2 certificates in compliance or voluntary markets.
Profile: Irmgard Kunzmann has been working as a consultant at FutureCamp Climate since 2008. She supports plant operators in all topics related to the European Emissions Trading Scheme and the German Fuel Emissions Trading Scheme and assists our clients in the implementation and continuous development of energy management systems. As an approved energy manager and auditor, she carries out energy audits for companies. Before joining FutureCamp Climate, Ms. Kunzmann worked on international projects in the fields of development cooperation and climate protection with extended stays in Latin America. Ms. Kunzmann studied environmental engineering at the Weihenstephan Institute of Science and international land and water management at the Wageningen University, Netherlands.
Experience: Ms. Kunzmann has deep work experience related to compliance issues on ETS and energy management, with focus on the industrial (paper, ceramic, chemistry, iron) and energy sector. She is highly experienced in technical capacity trainings on ETS and Energy Management as a project manager and speaker. Before working at FutureCamp she was responsible for trainings of groups of professionals from Mexico and Brazil in the topics of environmental protection and sustainability.
Expertise: Ms. Kunzmann is a long-standing expert in regulatory and operational aspects of EU and German emissions trading and energy management. She has a high expertise in providing training materials, tools, and templates to be applied for compliance.
Profile: Andreas Wehrl (birth name Kohn) is responsible for research and policy analysis at FutureCamp. He monitors international, European, and national climate policy developments and assesses their strategic and operative implications. Mr. Wehrl conducts research projects and is author of numerous studies. He is also involved in high-level strategy projects. Since 2011, he has been a Secretariat member of the Working Group on Emissions Trading of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment. Mr. Wehrl has a graduate degree in political science, philosophy and statistics and has been working at FutureCamp since 2009. Before that, he worked as the managing director of a limited company (GmbH) for six years.
Experience: Mr. Wehrl has long-standing experience in the analysis of EU and national climate policy, in particular the analysis of Global Climate Governance, including UNFCCC negotiations and related processes with a view to strategic and operative implications for FutureCamp clients. He is trained as an expert in international ETS capacity building. Mr. Wehrl is an experienced project manager in research projects, working especially on carbon pricing and net-zero industry.
Expertise: Mr. Wehrl is an experienced expert on all regulatory and policy aspects of emissions trading, carbon markets, and net-zero industry.
Profile: Johanna Lausen assists facility operators in areas related to the EU ETS, particularly with all services related to MRV, trading, and all registry-related services. She also works in the fields of capacity building, the German national Emissions Trading System, carbon footprinting, climate strategy, climate reporting (i.e., CDP), energy audits, and projects regarding energy efficiency. Ms. Lausen has comprehensive expertise in the field of renewable energies. She completed her industrial engineering degree in Energy and Environmental Management at the Europa-Universität Flensburg in 2017.
Experience: Ms. Lausen has profound work experience related to ETS and other carbon pricing instruments. She is an experienced speaker/lecturer in capacity building measures on ETS and the German national ETS. She is trained for and experienced in international capacity building activities, conducted trainings for the governments of Columbia and Mexico on behalf of the GIZ and ICAP and conducted the training session entitled “Comercio de emisiones en acción” within a visitor programme of Mexico in Germany on behalf of the GIZ.
Expertise: Ms. Lausen assists facility operators in areas related to the EU ETS, including emissions reporting, activity reports, allocation applications and monitoring plans. She supports customers in the procurement and sales of emissions allowances within the EU ETS, and with running accounts within the registry. She also supports clients in the energy and industry sectors in implementing the new national (upstream) ETS in Germany. Ms. Lausen is lead author of studies on climate neutrality pathways for several industrial business associations as well as studies on market behaviour within the EU ETS for the German Emissions Trading Authority.
Member of the Board
Profile: Thomas Mühlpointner is responsible for the fields of EU emissions trading and energy. He has long-standing experience in the climate change, environment, and energy area, notably in carbon markets. He is the main responsible person for FutureCamp services for operators of ETS covered installations regarding applications for EU allowances, emissions management systems, and reporting.
Experience: Mr. Mühlpointner has demonstrated his extensive experience in advising policy making on ETS and emission reductions at the governmental level. He played a leading role in the preparation and implementation of multi-day English-language seminars and workshops for capacity building initiatives in South Korea, Chile, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Ukraine and is entrusted with the regulations or preparatory processes of the emissions trading processes there. He regularly conducts information events and studies on experiences from previous emissions trading periods, on the design of the fourth trading period of the EU ETS, and on trading issues.
Expertise: Thomas Mühlpointner is a key expert in the development of verification and accreditation guidelines and templates for MRV/EU ETS systems and is a very experienced trainer. He prepares guidance documents, forms, and templates to be applied by local verifiers and in the context of accreditation activities in the future. He provides training material to be used when rolling-out verifier training sessions, and implements intensive training sessions on verification procedures.
Profile: Since joining the company in 2003 he has specialised in the fields of the European Emission Trading Scheme and the Kyoto Protocol’s flexible mechanisms. He oversees FutureCamp’s international project activities and business development.
Experience: Felix co-founded and managed FutureCamp’s Turkish branch in Ankara, which used to be one of the first and leading carbon market consulting firms to support project developers in the certification and marketing of carbon credits in Turkey. He developed numerous approaches for conducting CO2 reduction projects under CDM and the Gold Standard in the renewable energies, chemical and agricultural sector. He is one of our primary contacts for international capacity building projects and has supported government and industry representatives in various countries in implementing MRV and emission trading schemes with studies and trainings.
Expertise: Felix has extensively been involved in training and capacity building assignments which aim at supporting other countries’ administrations and private sector representatives in preparing and introducing MRV and Emission Trading Schemes, being in charge of developing training concepts and material, performing workshops and developing ETS roadmaps.
Dr. Christian Pacher
Member of the Board
Profile: Christian Pacher works on operative and technical topics within the scope of emissions trading. Mr. Pacher studied civil engineering in Munich. In his function as research assistant at the Technische Universität München, he dealt with issues concerning material flow and resource management and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the waste management sector. He completed his doctorate regarding the application of the flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol for greenhouse gas reduction measures in waste incineration plants at the RWTH Aachen University. He frequently plans and runs specialist seminars in the fields of emissions trading and energy management. He is also a regular speaker at conferences.
Experience: Mr. Pacher has long-standing experience in the areas of climate change, environment and energy, notably in carbon markets. As senior project manager he provides strategic advice and operational support for operators covered by the EU ETS. He is an international expert in capacity building and training programmes in other ETS and MRV systems. As technical expert he supported the development and set up of the official operator guidance published by the Turkish MoEU and the definition of effective benchmarks for the emissions trading scheme in Shanghai. He also joined capacity building measures on new emissions trading schemes together with members of the German Emissions Trading Authority (e.g. workshops on the consistent further development of an Emissions Trading Scheme in Chile).
Expertise: Mr. Pacher has demonstrated knowledge in carbon cap-and-trade schemes, GHG emissions control, emission reductions in several sectors, and all kind of installations categories (small, medium, big emitters), as well as in carbon footprinting and climate neutrality processes. He has profound expertise in carbon trading and policy analysis. Mr. Pacher has been a lead author of studies on relevant monitoring and reporting issues within the EU ETS for the German Emissions Trading Authority (e.g. incentives for Carbon Capture and Usage technologies given by the EU ETS).
Senior ETS Consultant and Head of CDP Services
Profile: Since joining the company in 2008, Daniel Scholz has been working on EU emissions trading as well as national and international climate protection projects (CDM, JI, VCS). He is an expert in climate market and policy analysis, and co-author of several studies.
Experience: Daniel is FutureCamp’s main contact for international capacity building activities on emissions trading. He is in charge of assignments concerning the conceptualization and implementation of trainings and workshops on ETS introduction. These assignments include the preparation of standardised and/or tailor-made training materials, including roleplay, as well as on all aspects of the monitoring cycle of an ETS (particularly new interactive training elements on MRV and aviation).
Expertise: Daniel has long-standing expertise in the conceptualisation and implementation of capacity building processes and training courses with a focus on sharing hands-on experiences from the implementation of emissions trading and offset regimes in the EU and Germany. From providing operational support and strategic advice to plant operators since 2008, he has gained detailed knowledge of relevant technical, methodical, and operational aspects of the EU ETS. As an ETS-trainer he benefits from his broader insights into decarbonisation efforts and related strategies within companies.
Profile: Stefan Weigert works as a Consultant at FutureCamp Climate. He supports our clients in the broad spectrum of the EU ETS. This includes the preparation of emission reports, allocations applications and monitoring plans. Furthermore, he advises customers regarding the development, implementation and enhancement of energy management systems. Mr. Weigert has comprehensive expertise in the field of energy markets and power engineering. He graduated with a master’s degree in Management and Technology from the Technical University of Munich. His final thesis on the conflict of interests in the market for certifications was given an award by the chair of Economics – Public Finance and Industrial Organization.
Experience: Mr. Weigert provides support for plant operators on strategic and operational issues in European emissions trading (especially in the chemicals, steel and ceramics sectors), including via the preparation of emissions reports, allocation applications and monitoring plans. He designs and implements information events and workshops for stakeholders in EU ETS and German national ETS. He also develops greenhouse gas reduction pathways for companies and industry associations, participates in energy audits, and advises companies on energy efficiency issues.
Expertise: Mr. Weigert has extensive expertise in energy markets and energy technology.