Jennifer Bansard

Team Leader, Writer, and Editor

Jennifer is a political scientist with expertise in climate, biodiversity, and urban governance, as well as the role of science in environmental governance. She works at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), which provides science-based advice on sustainability issues.

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 is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Potsdam. In her dissertation, she examines the emergence of “blue carbon,” a concept that refers to the carbon sequestration potential of coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes. Her academic work is enriched by professional experience in a number of (inter-)governmental organizations.

Jennifer is passionate about all things environmental. When she is not in front of a computer, she loves to hike around one of the many lakes in the Berlin area.