Team

Climate Analytics Berlin
Our headquarters are located in the heart of Berlin. Our CEO as well as the majority of our science and policy team members are based here supported by our project management, finance and administration team. Climate Analytics builds on long established partnerships with German and European partners and organisations.
Climate Analytics Lomé, Togo
Our office in Lomé, Togo, focuses on issues relating to LDCs with an emphasis on Climate negotiations, Implementation and Adaptation. Our staff in Lomé have developed a wide network of regional partner organisations in African LDCs and are also able to meet requests from francophone LDCs to deliver workshops and materials in French.
Climate Analytics Inc.
Our New York office, located near the UN Headquarters, provides consistent support across climate and development related processes, with a focus on empowering SIDS and LDCs’ diplomats, including New York based Ambassadors, to enhance their impact in negotiation processes. Climate Analytics Inc. partners up with US-based organisations and academia to further advance its climate science, policy research, and analysis.

Climate Analytics: a multidisciplinary and culturally diverse team composed of experts in climate science and impacts, including authors of the IPCC, experts in climate finance, adaptation, climate negotiation, mitigation policies and climate policy analysis.

For many years our team members have been firmly embedded in the global climate science, impacts and policy research community, and have been actively engaged with the climate change negotiations. In addition to our expert knowledge, we have a deep understanding of the negotiations and are able to call on an extensive network of experts in the field of climate change.

Through this extensive experience, we are able to understand the different perspectives and concerns of various stakeholders and are capable of delivering well-founded expertise in capacity building, readiness, mitigation and adaptation.

Climate Analytics team at the annual strategy meeting, Luckenwalde, Germany, February 2015.
Climate Analytics team at the annual strategy meeting, Luckenwalde, Germany, February 2015.

CEO

Dr. (h.c) Bill Hare, CEO and Managing Director / Senior Scientist
Co-founder of Climate Analytics, physicist and climate scientist with 25 years’ experience in science, impacts and policy responses to climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion. He is lead author of the World Bank Turn Down the Heat reports and the IPCC AR4. His work has been recently published in Nature Climate Change, Nature, Climatic Change, Regional Environmental Change, Climate Policy.

Claudia Dietrich, Executive Assistant
Provides support to the CEO and the Management Team and handles HR and Legal matters at Climate Analytics.

Climate Science and Impacts

Dr. Michiel Schaeffer, Director / Senior Scientist
Co-founder of Climate Analytics and head of our science team, bio-physicist with a PhD in dynamic meteorology, specialising in the interactions between atmosphere, ocean, eco-systems and society, author of the IPCC AR5 and the World Bank Turn Down the Heat reports. His work has been recently published in Nature, Nature Climate Change, Climatic Change, International Journal of Climatology, Environmental Research Letters, Climatic Change, Regional Environmental Change and Geoscientific Model Development. Based in the Netherlands.

Dr. Carl-Friedrich Schleußner, Scientific Advisor
Supports the science team in climate physics related questions as well as climate impacts; author of a series of peer-reviewed scientific studies as well as science reports such as the Turn Down the Heat reports for the World Bank.

Dr. Tabea Lissner, Scientific Advisor
Focuses on climate impacts, vulnerability, adaptation and loss and damage. She has been working on analysing climate change impacts on societal sectors for several years, focusing on the analysis of human-environmental systems, using conceptual as well as quantitative modelling approaches and spatial analysis methods.
Dr Lissner is on maternity leave

Dr. Sarah D’haen, Scientific Advisor
Focuses on Climate Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation by providing science-based support to national adaptation planning (NAP) processes in francophone Least Developed Countries.

Dr. Delphine Deryng, Scientific Advisor
Supports the Science team in the field of climate impacts, vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation in the agriculture sector; her work has been recently published in Nature Climate Change, Nature Communication, Environmental Research Letters and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Fahad Saeed, Scientific Model and Data Manager/Programmer
Fahad supports the Science Team in the development and maintenance of a database structure for climate data, including general circulation models and gridded climate impact and socio-economic data, the coordination of climate science analyses and similar projects.

Olivia Serdeczny, Research Analyst
Focuses on non-economic loss and damage and the integration of quantitative and qualitative climate impacts studies, co-author of two of the World Bank’s Turn Down the Heat report series.

Claire Fyson, Research Analyst
Scientific Advisor during negotiations under the IPCC and UNFCCC.

Dr. Adelle Thomas, Scientific Advisor
Based in the Bahamas, Adelle works on the Impact project in the Caribbean region.

Florent Baarsch, Economist
Focusing on impacts and adaptation; lead author of the Global Adaptation Gap Report (UNEP); leads the research of the Economic Growth and Climate Change in Africa project (UNEP). He has contributed to several publications connecting climate change and development for the World Bank (World Bank Turn Down the Heat reports), UNEP and UNECA.

Jessie Granadillos, Development Economist
Supports research for the project Economic Growth and Climate Change in Africa.

Dipesh Chapagain, Research Fellow
Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, hosted by Climate Analytics. Works on analysing climate change adaptation needs and gaps for Nepal.

Luis Zamarioli, Research Analyst
Supports the science team on the MAGIC Project.

Theresa Rauch, Scientific Project Coordinator
Supports Policy and the Science teams in coordinating crosscutting tasks and projects.

Martin Rokitzki, Research Associate
Scientific coordination of the IMPACT and PAS-PNA projects.

Peter Pfleiderer, Research Assistant
Works on the Disaster Risk Management in Africa project.

Dr Mélinda Noblet, Climate impact and adaptation Expert – Senegal
Mélinda is based in Dakar, Senegal and works on climate vulnerability assessments for Senegal and the wider region as part of the Science-based adaptation planning in Sub-Saharan Africa project.

Janne Ruszkowski, Project Assistant
Project assistance for the Science-based adaptation planning in Sub-Saharan Africa project.

Dr. Reinhard Mechler, Guest Researcher
Guest researcher and leading expert in risk management in the context of climate change

Scientific Collaborators

Dr. Joeri Rogelj, Scientific Consultant
Affiliated with the Energy Program at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); provides scientific support on mitigation scenarios and climate-related issues, holds degrees in engineering (MSc), international cooperation, and climate sciences (PhD).

Sophie Adams, Research Associate
Co-author of the World Bank Turn Down the Heat report series.

Negotiation and Climate Diplomacy

Henrike Doebert, Project Manager
Team leader and manager of the High Level Mechanism Support for LDCs and SIDS on Climate Change (HLSM) which focuses on climate diplomacy and the provision of negotiation support to high level officials.

Damon Jones, Head of Climate Diplomacy
Experienced climate lawyer who leads Climate Analytics’ negotiation support and diplomacy activities relating to the UNFCCC, Paris Agreement, Green Climate Fund and other international climate fora. These activities focus in particular on advising the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) groups in international negotiations.

Rueanna Haynes, Legal Advisor
Experienced international lawyer supporting our Climate Diplomacy team in their work with Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Leon Charles, Consultant, Charles & Associates Inc., St. George’s, Grenada
Experienced climate change professional in the Caribbean region, partner in the High Level Mechanism Support for LDCs and SIDS on Climate Change (HLSM).

Implementation Strategies / LDC Team

Michel Bruce, Head of Climate Analytics Lomé, Senior Policy Analyst
Implementation Strategies team leader and head of our office in Lomé, Togo.

Sandra Freitas, Advisor, Climate Analytics Lomé
Sandra supports our Lomé office in increasing work of Climate Analytics at regional and national levels in Western and Central Africa.

Manjeet Dhakal, Senior Policy Analyst – LDC Issues.
Based in Kathmandu, Nepal; has been following and participating in the UNFCCC negotiations since 2009.

Gilbert Balo, Science-Policy Interface Coordinator
Based in Lomé, Togo; coordinates the collaboration between climate policy and science teams and the integration of scientific information into strategy development processes under the Impact project.

Dr. Jan Sindt, Climate Policy Analyst
Based in Hamburg, Germany, leading technical analyst supporting INDC projects.

Dr. Constant Adeniyi Labintan, Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Expert
Based in Cotonou, Benin; works on climate vulnerability assessments, as part of the Science-based adaptation planning in Sub-Saharan Africa project.

Kouassigan Tovivo, Policy Analyst and Adaptation Expert
Works on several international projects related to national adaptation planning process and low carbon development strategies, with a particular focus on implementation in sub-Sahara francophone Africa.

Dr. Mouhamed Ly, Senior Research Associate
Climate scientist based at our Lomé office, supports the IMPACT project in the West African region.

Holali Ametepe, Administrative Assistant
Provides administrative support at our Togo office.

Amen Eklou, Financial Accountant
Provides finance support at our Togo office.

Howard Li, Climate Policy Analyst
Works on various Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) projects.

Kirstin Hücking, Project Manager
Manages parts of the Impact project relating to climate finance, implementation and negotiations; supports the Implementation Strategies Team Leader in the coordination and management of NDC related projects and project development.

Flavien Kwadjo Ezobafuno Vidja, Project Manager
Supports the team in Lomé in the areas capacity building and implementation.

Anja Köhne, Project Manager
Manages projects relating to negotiation support to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

International Climate Finance

Laetitia De Marez, Director, Climate Analytics Inc. / Senior Climate Policy Analyst
Senior Climate Policy Analyst heading our office in New York and specialising in international climate finance and readiness. She is actively engaged with the development and operationalisation of the Green Climate Fund.

Mahlet Eyassu Melkie, Climate Finance Policy Analyst
Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; specialises in international climate finance and the development and operationalisation of the Green Climate Fund; She supports the LDC team on climate finance issues.

Bianka Kretschmer, Policy Analyst
Working on international climate finance with a focus on the UN climate negotiations and the Green Climate Fund. She leads our support to the Small Island Developing States representatives on the Board of the Green Climate Fund.

Mahendra Saywack, Implementation and Portfolio Developer
Undertakes policy analysis of information relevant to the international climate change mechanisms and the UNFCCC process, focusing on the areas of vulnerability, adaptation and loss and damage.

Maurice Rose, Office Manager, New York, USA
General administration, accounting and event management at the New York Office.

Climate Policy Analysis

Dr. Marcia Rocha, Head of Climate Policy Team
Policy Analysis Team leader, research scientist specialised in advanced data analysis and modelling; works on equity, and analyses emissions reduction targets and their impact on global temperature rise.
Dr Rocha is on maternity leave

Fabio Sferra, Climate Policy Analyst
Contributing his expertise in the field of integrated assessment modelling and mitigation policies for the Climate Action Tracker project and supporting analysis of country positions for SIDS and LDCs.

Dr. Andrzej Ancygier Climate Policy Analyst
Political scientist specialising in the European energy and climate policy as well as transition towards low-carbon economy, contributing to the Climate Action Tracker and analysis of the INDCs submitted before the climate summit in Paris.

Niklas Roming, Climate Policy Analyst
Supports the team in a wide array of tasks, including qualitative and quantitative analyses of climate policy in different countries, as well as regional and in the global context.

Jasmin Cantzler, Climate Policy Analyst
Supports the Climate Action Tracker, analysing the impact of current policies, pledges, targets and INDCs on national emissions.

Paola Yanguas Parra, Climate Policy Analyst
Supports the Climate Action Tracker, analysing the impact of current policies, pledges, targets and INDCs on national emissions.

Dr. Uğur Ural, Data Scientist
Scientist with expertise in advanced data analysis and modelling, calculates the global emissions and temperatures for the Climate Action Tracker, supports the Climate Policy Team for programming and analysis tasks.

Matt Beer, Data Visualisation & Graphic Design Specialist
Supports the team in communicating concepts, data and key messages through info-graphics, data visual aids and other visual communication media.

Lashea Roulston, Climate Policy Analyst,

Fundraising, Project Development and Communications

Lorraine Brindel-Schild, Fundraising and Project Development Manager,
Ela Smith, Communications Coordinator,
Dilara Arslan, Communications and Project Development Assistant,

Global Administration and Support

Amandine Berger, Project Finance Manager,
Julian Saade, Finance Officer,
Victoria Redmond, Finance Administrator,
Astrid Cudok, Project Finance Administrator,
Doro Großkopf, Finance Data Management,

Alma Jurgelaityte, Global Team Assistant,
Jessica Bahr, Administrative Assistant,