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.
- The effects of political knowledge use by developing country negotiators in Loss and Damage negotiations
- Research agenda for the loss and damage fund
- Making sense of the politics in the climate change loss & damage debate
- Loss and damage research for the global stocktake
- Towards a solid science base: loss and damage in the IPCC special reports
- 1.5°C Hotspots: Climate Hazards, Vulnerabilities, and Impacts
- Loss and damage costing and financing mechanisms: Caribbean outlook
- Non-economic losses from climate change: opportunities for policy-oriented research
- Turn down the heat: regional climate change impacts on development
- What does it mean to “address displacement” under the UNFCCC? An analysis of the negotiations process and the role of research
- Social vulnerability to climate change: a review of concepts and evidence
- The Warsaw International Mechanism - what has happened until now and what are the next big steps?
- Non-economic loss and damage in the context of climate change: understanding the challenges
- Non-economic Loss and Damage: addressing the forgotten side of climate change impacts
- Climatic risks and impacts in South Asia: extremes of water scarcity and excess
- Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions
- Climate change impacts in Central Asia and their implications for development
- Feasibility of limiting warming to 1.5 and 2°C
- Climate change impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean and their implications for development
- Is it possible to return warming to below 1.5°C within this century?
- Turn down the heat: confronting the new climate normal?
- The IPCC’s fifth assessment report and its implications for Nepal
- Turn down the heat: climate extremes, regional impacts and the case for resilience
- Turn down the heat: why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided
Safeguards and exit points for the World Bank as host of the Loss and Damage Fund
An agreement was reached to establish the World Bank as the interim host of the Loss and Damage Fund. Developing countries signed up to this on certain conditions. We unpack the safeguards put in place and look at the three points at which the Fund could exit the World Bank.
Loss and damage: two options in play for fund’s makeup
There are currently two options on the table for the loss and damage fund’s structure – ‘programmatic’ and ‘responsive’. We reflect on the pros and cons of each.
Four things to know from the first workshop on the loss and damage fund
The Transitional Committee held its first workshop on how to set up the new loss and damage fund — here’s our take on the key funding gaps and solutions that emerged at the meeting.
2023 will shape the Loss and Damage fund for years to come – have your say now
International Women’s Day: climate scientists who happen to be women
Progress on Loss and Damage in Katowice
Loss and damage in the Paris Agreement rule book – state of play
In Bangkok, building on consistent calls at negotiation sessions since Paris in December 2015, many developing countries argued that loss and damage should be systematically considered in this context. How did that go?
How to ensure solutions really work – key questions for the Suva Expert Dialogue on Loss and Damage
As experts gather at the Suva Expert Dialogue 2-3 May in Bonn, it is worthwhile to highlight key questions that must be taken into account when discussing possible solutions to loss and damage in developing countries: responsibility, feasibility and affordability.