image_manager__w693_olivia_e1b7043 Olivia Serdeczny

Olivia Serdeczny is a research analyst at Climate Analytics.

Ms. Serdeczny provides scientific advice to the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States, with a particular focus on loss and damage. Along with Bill Hare and Professor John Schellnhuber from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) she initiated the World Bank´s “Turn Down the Heat” series of reports.

Before joining Climate Analytics, she worked as a research analyst to Prof. Schellnhuber (PIK) for the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).

Ms. Serdeczny holds a M.A in Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin, and a B.A. in International Media from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Recent Publications

Non-Economic loss and damage: Addressing the forgotten side of climate change impacts (available here); Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (January 2016)

Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions (available here); Regional Environmental Change (January 2016)

The Inter–Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISI–MIP): Project framework description (available here); Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (September 2013)

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience (available here); World Bank (June 2013)

Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided (available here); World Bank (November 2012)

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