Barbara joined our Berlin office in May 2022. She focuses on developing innovative legal pathways to address unsustainable land use practices and improve forest protection in Germany and abroad.


Prior to joining ClientEarth, Barbara worked as legal expert at a climate consultancy, where she advised governments and international organizations on forest governance issues. Among other things, she analysed national forest legal frameworks and supply chains, advised on the governance structure of forest conservation projects and assessed food systems policies.


Barbara holds a LLB from the University of Groningen in International and European Law and a MSc from the University of Amsterdam in International Development Studies.

Strategic and ambitious action, backed by the power of the law, is what we need to address the triple planetary crisis. I am excited to be part of a team that takes this approach in everything it does.