Natascha joined ClientEarth in 2021. She is a member of the Ecosystem Governance Team where she develops and implements strategies to prevent deforestation and to encourage reforestation in West and Central Africa. She leads the organisation’s work in Cote d’Ivoire, supporting Ivorian civil society in the ongoing law reform process and in the negotiations and implementation of a voluntary partnership agreement on timber trade with the European Union.

Natascha also supports strategic litigation work, most recently an OECD complaint against Cargill.


Natascha has considerable experience in public international law and global governance and is a senior research associate at Cambridge Governance Labs where she consults on a wide range of governance issues.

Before joining ClientEarth, Natascha led the law and policy work at the climate and health NGO EarthMedic. She also worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross in international humanitarian law and held research positions at the University of Cambridge, Columbia Law School, and University College London.


Natascha holds an LLM in public international law from the University of Cambridge. She also holds French and German law degrees from Pantheon Sorbonne University (Paris I) and from the University of Cologne and studied political science at Heinrich-Heine-University in Duesseldorf.

Before her career in international law and politics, Natascha was a classical pianist. She speaks English, French, German and Spanish.