Main focus: International climate policy
Twitter handle: @jenniferbansard
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
Jennifer Bansard is a doctoral researcher and lecturer at University of Potsdam's Chair of International Politics.
Her main research interests are climate change and marine biodiversity policy. In her dissertation she examines the emergence in science and policy of “blue carbon,” a concept that refers to the carbon sequestration potential of coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests, seagrass meadows or salt marshes.
In addition to her academic work, she is a team leader and writer for the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Earth Negotations Bulletin. As such contributes to reporting on various international environmental conferences, including those of the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change.
Jennifer has an international academic education and holds Masters degrees in Environment & Resource Management (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands), International Relations (Sciences Po Aix, France) and Applied Political Sciences (University of Freiburg, Germany). She further gained professional experience at different governance levels in the field of environmental policy: at the German Development Agency GIZ, the United Nations Secretariat for Convention on Biological Diversity, and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.