Liane Schalatek is the Associate Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America. In this capacity, she supports the Director in his representational duties and overall program management. Liane brings 10 years of experience in global governance, specifically international trade and finance, as well as the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the international program work to our team. A particular interest of her work has been awareness and capacity building work on the need to engender macroeconomic policy. Currently, her work focuses on international climate finance, with an emphasis on public climate finance flows and on equitable access to climate funding. A special consideration of her current work is addressing the gender dimensions of climate change (adaptation and mitigation), including with respect to climate finance. Before joining HBF in 1999, Liane served as Program Officer for Transatlantic Economic Relations at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Washington. She is a formally trained newspaper editor and also worked as a free-lance journalist for several years. 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.