Friederike Hartz holds a B.A. in Political Science from Free University Berlin and HEC Paris (Erasmus exchange). At undergraduate level, she worked on human rights, comparative environmental policy and sustainable business strategies. For her postgraduate studies, she pursued a Dual Degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po and the London School of Economics and Political Science and an M.Sc. in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh. Friederike is a research assistant to the ERC-funded project ‘The Politics of Climate Change Loss and Damage’ (CCLAD) under the lead of Prof. Dr. Lisa Vanhala at UCL.
As a research assistant to the CCLAD project at UCL, Friederike is interested in the evolution and political dynamics underlying Loss & Damage negotiations at national and international level, in particular regarding non-economic losses of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as well as climate-related migration and climate security. In her own research work, she currently focusses on the evolution and representation of Loss & Damage in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).