Charlotte is a renowned expert on the legal and financial aspects of tackling climate change. She advises numerous governments, private companies, foundations, and not- for-profit organizations in strategies to reduce deforestation, and adopt sustainable land use solutions, food systems and agricultural supply chains. Before founding Climate Focus in 2004, Charlotte worked as Senior Counsel with The World Bank. Charlotte serves, among others, as associated editor of the Climate Policy Journal and former Chair of the Board of the Climate Strategies research network. In 2018, the University of Potsdam rewarded her with an honorary professorship.