Laura Schäfer

Laura
Schäfer
Policy Advisor - Climate Risk Management
Germanwatch e.V.
Dr.Werner-Schuster-Haus
Kaiserstr. 201
53113
Bonn

Telefonnummer

+49 (0)228 / 60 492-48

Faxnummer

+49 (0)228 / 60 492-19

Laura Schäfer focuses on how to increase the resilience of vulnerable people and communities to the impacts of climate change. She primarily concentrates on financial climate risk management measures, including climate risk insurance solutions, and how to design them for the benefit of most vulnerable people. In her work on the Climate Risk Index she analyses weather-related damage events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.) and their effects on states worldwide. She follows the UNFCCC climate negotiations on Loss & Damage.

Background:
  • with Germanwatch since 2014
  • prior to Germanwatch: project manager for the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
  • Master’s degree in Politics and Sustainability, University of Bremen
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History, Technical University of Darmstadt
Focus of Work:
  • Loss & Damage
  • climate risk management
  • climate risk insurance
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