Linda Hölscher works as Project Manager and Assistant to the Management Board mainly in the fields of adaptation to climate change, climate change mitigation and green economy. Her focus lies especially on adaptation to climate change, climate change mitigation and vulnerability to climate change – in the national and international context. Linda Hölscher provides support to various research projects on cross-cutting issues, especially in the field of policy evaluation and the development of recommendations for action, and advises federal authorities and ministries. For instance, she is contributing to the development of an ISO standard for climate risk assessment and is thematically and organisationally involved in the further development of the German adaptation strategy to climate change. She also conducts research on sustainability and transformation strategies and their applicability to Germany.
Before joining adelphi, Linda Hölscher gained extensive experience in international governmental and non-governmental organisations, the Ministry of Environment and the German Bundestag.
During her work for the Secretariat of the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), she monitored global developments on 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 Dr Matthias Miersch, Member of the German Bundestag, 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 in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics, which she passed with distinction. Previously, she completed a double bachelor's degree in Public Administration and European Studies at the Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster and the Universiteit Twente, with a focus on environmental policy and environmental economics. During her bachelor studies she spent a year abroad at the London School of Economics with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service. Her special focus was on climate and energy policy and the challenges and opportunities this presents for countries of the global South.