Olivia Serdeczny

Research Analyst


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Olivia Serdeczny

Olivia Serdeczny is research analyst at Climate Analytics. She provides scientific advice to the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States, with a particular focus on loss and damage. Together with Bill Hare and John Schellnhuber (PIK) she initiated the World Bank´s “Turn Down the Heat” series of reports. Before joining Climate Analytics, Olivia worked as a research analyst to Professor Schellnhuber (PIK) for the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). She holds a Masters in Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Blog posts


    • Social vulnerability to climate change: a review of concepts and evidence Ilona M. Otto, Diana Reckien, Christopher, P. O. Reyer, Rachel Marcus, Virginie Le Masson, Lindsey Jones, Andrew Norton, Olivia Serdeczny, Regional Environmental Change, 2017, pp 1–12, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1105-9, (2017)
    • Climatic risks and impacts in South Asia: extremes of water scarcity and excess Vinke, K., Martin, M.A., Adams, S., Baarsch, F., Bondeau, A., Coumou, D., Donner, R.V., Menon, A., Perrette, M.. Rehfeld, K., Robinson, A., Rocha, M., Schaeffer, M., Schwan, S., Serdeczny, O., Svirejeva-Hopkins, A. , Regional Environmental Change, doi:10.1007/s10113-015-0924-9, (2016)
    • Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions Olivia Serdeczny, Sophie Adams, Florent Baarsch, Dim Coumou, Alexander Robinson, Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Mahe ́Perrette, Julia Reinhardt , Regional Environmental Change , 01/2016, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-015-0910-2, (2016)
    • Piecing Together the Adaptation Puzzle for Small Island States Lissner, T.K., Schleussner, C.F., Serdeczny, O., Baarsch, F., Schaeffer, M., and Hare, B. , in Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Countries: Fostering Resilience and Improving the Quality of Life, ed. by Walter Leal Filho (Berlin: Springer), pp. 1–15., (2016)
    • Climate change impacts in Central Asia and their implications for development Reyer CPO, IM Otto, S Adams, T Albrecht, F Baarsch, M Cartsburg, D Coumou, A Eden, E Ludi, R Marcus, M Mengel, B Mosello, A Robinson,C. F. Schleussner, O Serdeczny, J Stagl (2015)
    • Climate change impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean and their implications for development Reyer CPO, S Adams, T Albrecht, F Baarsch, A Boit, N Canales Trujillo, M Cartsburg, D Coumou, A Eden, E Fernandes, F Langerwisch, R Marcus, M Mengel, D Mira-Salama, M Perette, P Pereznieto, A Rammig, J Reinhardt, A Robinson, M Rocha, B Sakschewski, M Schaeffer, C. F. Schleussner, O Serdeczny, K Thonicke , Reg Environ Change, doi:10.1007/s10113-015-0854-6, (2015)
    • A multi-model analysis of risk of ecosystem shifts under climate change Lila Warszawski, Andrew Friend, Sebastian Ostberg, Katja Frieler, Wolfgang Lucht, Sibyll Schaphoff, David Beerling, Patricia Cadule, Philippe Ciais, Douglas B Clark, Ron Kahana, Akihiko Ito, Rozenn Keribin, Axel Kleidon, Mark Lomas, Kazuya Nishina, Ryan Pavlick, Tim Tito Rademacher, Matthias Buechner, Franziska Piontek, Jacob Schewe, Olivia Serdeczny and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Environmental Research Letters, 8 044018, (2013)