Department of Political Science


Friederike Hartz

Friederike smiles into the camera
Research Assistant
2.03, 36-38 Gordon Square
Email: f.hartz@ucl.ac.uk


I am a Research Assistant to the ERC-funded project ‘The Politics of Climate Change Loss and Damage’ (CCLAD), under the lead of Professor Lisa Vanhala. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Geography at the University of Cambridge, studying the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and notions of responsibility at the climate science-policy interface. I hold an MSc in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh and a Dual Degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po and the London School of Economics and Political Science.


As a Research Assistant to the CCLAD project, I am interested in the evolution and political dynamics underlying loss and damage negotiations at national and international level, in particular regarding non-economic losses of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In my own research on loss and damage, I have been particularly focused on the evolution and representation of the loss and damage concept in the IPCC. An accepted article on ‘orthographies of climate change loss and damage’ will be published with Global Environmental Politics in late 2023. I have also recently co-authored a research article which applies a phenomenological approach to loss and damage in Geographica Helvetica (together with Dr Maximilian Gregor Hepach, University of Potsdam).


Journal articles
Book chapters
  • Hartz, F. and De Pryck, K. (2022) ‘Venues’, in K. De Pryck and M. Hulme (eds.) A Critical Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., pp. 27–38.