Linda Hölscher works as a Research Analyst in the fields of energy, the green economy and adaptation to climate change. She provides support to research projects on cross-cutting issues, especially in the area of policy evaluation and the development of recommendations for action.
Before working for adelphi, Linda Hölscher acquired a wide range of experience in international governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as at the Ministry for the Environment and the German Bundestag. As part of her master’s thesis, she worked together with Oxford Policy Management, gaining insight into the work of a globally active development organisation, especially in the area of supporting Southeast Asian countries in adjusting to climate change. While working for the Secretariat of the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), she monitored global trends in emissions trading systems and facilitated the exchange of knowledge. At the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, she dealt with the reform of European emissions trading. While working in the office of Member of the German Bundestag Matthias Miersch, she gained familiarity with the parliamentary process and the work of the Committee on the Environment. Her tasks included the scientific analysis of policy issues related to the potential environmental impacts of EU free trade agreements with Canada and the USA.
Linda Hölscher holds a master’s degree with distinction in environment and development from the London School of Economics. For her master’s thesis, she explored different methodical approaches to assessing the costs of climate change, and developed indicators to evaluate the utility of these assessments as the basis of decision-making about climate change adaptation measures. She previously completed the double bachelor’s programme at the WWU Münster and the Universiteit Twente in public administration and European studies with a focus on environmental policy and environmental economics. During her bachelor’s studies, she spent a year abroad at the London School of Economics with a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service. During her studies, she delved deeply into the connections between economic development and sustainability, as well as environmental policy issues. She focused particularly on climate and energy policy and the question of what special challenges and opportunities related developments present for the countries of the global South.