Technology and Innovation Management

Marco Schletz

Marco is a PhD Fellow with enthusiasm for emerging technologies and exploring how they can potentially disrupt the way we govern our shared systems. His research focuses on blockchain as a foundational technology to enable innovative economic and governance models to generate trust and accelerate the Paris Agreement implementation and the Sustainable Development Goals.

At the end of 2013, Marco became fascinated with Bitcoin as a borderless currency offering the option of sound money. After the launch of Ethereum, when a range of possible blockchain applications opened up, he began researching and analysing promising blockchain projects, as well as their limitations.

Marco has experience in developing national accounting systems through the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) and the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT). Additionally, he has managed climate finance projects under the ADMIRE project with external partners across the broader international community in the context of the Paris Agreement. Marco holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Copenhagen and participated in MIT Sloan Executive Education on blockchain business innovation and application.

Marco Christian Schletz

External Doctoral Candidate

Organization name Technology and Innovation Management
Office H 71
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10623 Berlin



  • Schletz, M., Cardoso, A., Dias, G. P., & Salomo, S. (2020). How can blockchain technology accelerate energy efficiency interventions? A case comparison. Energies, 13(22), 5869.
  • Schletz, M., Franke, L. and Salomo, S. (2020). Blockchain Application for the Paris Agreement Carbon Market Mechanism – A Decision Framework and Architecture. Sustainability, 12(5069): 1-17. 
  • Schletz, M., Nassiry, D. and Lee, M.-K. (2020). Blockchain and Tokenized Securities: The Potential for Green Finance. ADBI Working Paper No: 1079, Asian Development Bank Institute. Tokyo, Japan.
  • Franke, L., Schletz, M. and Salomo, S. (2020). Designing a Blockchain Model for the Paris Agreement's Carbon Market Mechanism. Sustainability, 12(1068): 1-20.

Presentations (selected)

  • Prompt host for the Climate Bond Platform prompt at the Yale Open Innovation Lab Collabathon (Nov 2019 & Apr 2020)
  • Presenting the Working Paper "Blockchain and tokenized securities: The potential for green finance" at the ADB Institute in Tokyo (November 2019)
  • Presenting policy brief on 'Carbon Market Challenges and Blockchain Solutions'at the OECD Blockchain Policy Forum in Paris (November 2019)
  • Winning blockchain hackathon use case competition for a EU-wide road-vehicle CO2 emission tracking system, with 11 teams and over 100 participants competing (August 2019)
  • Presenting how to 'put the Paris Agreement on the Blockchain'at the Innovate4Climate Conference in Singapore (June 2019)