Doctoral Researcher

My work here at IRI-THESy focuses on two related aspects: In one part of my project I look at the use of expertise in climate change Loss and Damage negotiations. I am curious how developing country negotiators use expertise and to what effect. The other part of my project looks at how climate impacts may affect future adaptive capacity.

Research Interests

  • Loss and Damage
  • Climate negotiations
  • Adaptation limits


Developing a blueprint for an international policy regime on eligibility for Loss and Damage finance under the Paris Agreement

EmBARK – Temporal evolution of barriers to adaptation and their relevance for climate related loss and damage

Selected Publications

Making sense of the politics in the climate change loss & damage debate Calliari, Olivia Serdeczny, L. Vanhala, Global Environmental Change, 64, (2020)

5°C Hotspots: Climate Hazards, Vulnerabilities, and ImpactsCarl-Friedrich Schleussner, Delphine Deryng, Sarah D’haen, William Hare, Tabea Lissner, Mouhamed Ly, Alexander Nauels, Melinda Noblet, Peter Pfleiderer, Patrick Pringle, Martin Rokitzki, Fahad Saeed, Michiel Schaeffer, Olivia Serdeczny, Adelle Thomas, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 43:135-163,, (2018)

Non-economic losses from climate change: opportunities for policy-oriented researchOlivia Maria Serdeczny, Steffen Bauer & Saleemul Huq, Climate and Development, Vol. 9, Pages 1-5,, (2017)

Turn down the heat: regional climate change impacts on developmentChristopher P. O. Reyer, Kanta Kumari Rigaud, Erick Fernandes, William Hare, Olivia Serdeczny, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Regional Environmental Change, doi:10.1007/s10113-017-1187-4, (2017)