Friederike Hartz

Research Assistant

Friederike Hartz is a research assistant and is interested in the evolution of L&D negotiations at national and international level, in particular regarding non-economic losses and climate-related migration.

Friederike is a research assistant to the CCLAD project. She is interested in the evolution and political dynamics underlying L&D negotiations at national and international level, in particular regarding non-economic losses of Small Island Developing States, as well as climate-related migration and climate security.

Friederike holds a B.A. in Political Science from Free University Berlin and HEC Paris (Erasmus exchange). During her undergraduate studies, she worked on human rights, comparative environmental policy and sustainable business strategies. For her postgraduate studies, Friederike completed a Dual Degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po and London School of Economics with a specialisation in diplomacy. Her postgraduate studies enabled her to develop analytical skills regarding environmental security and multilateral climate diplomacy. Currently, Friederike pursues a M.Sc. in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh, researching on the evolution and representation of L&D in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

During an internship at the L&D Workstream at the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn, Friederike had an insight into the governance processes of climate change L&D. Moreover, as a passionate volunteer, she completed a training a German Law Clinic to become a legal advisor for refugees in 2015/6. Moreover, she likes to engage in Model United Nations simulations, as well as initiatives such as the “Action for Climate Empowerment” Youth Forum.

In her spare time, Friederike loves playing the piano and enjoys runs in the woods.