Michael Linsenmeier works as a Project Manager at adelphi on the topics climate change, green economy and green finance. Currently, he is focusing on determining spatial and thematic priorities for future climate adaptation in Germany as well as generating actions and political instruments to promote further climate adaptation.
Manuel is experienced in the design and implementation of research and advisory projects with clients and partners from both the public and the private sectors. In recent years, he has engaged with a range of topics including the economic impacts of climate change, macroeconomic modelling of sustainability, and the effects of higher incomes on resource usage. Manuel has broad technical expertise and experience in the use of science and social science research methods.
Manuel is currently supervising a research project which examines the effects of climate change and outlines the predicted and necessary adaptations to climate change in Germany. He is developing methods to estimate climate impact, existing adaptation capabilities, and is responsible for their use in six different issue areas. Manuel works on various projects related to green economy and green finance, and is also taking part in the design of new projects.
Manuel has gathered years of work experience in academia, political consulting, and international cooperation. Prior to his position at adelphi, Manuel worked at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. In addition, he undertook research stays at the University of British Colombia in Canada, and Universidad Nacional in Colombia. Manuel also worked for the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on sustainable development in Southeast Europe.
Manuel completed his education at the Universität Hamburg, University of Leeds, and the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. He obtained Master degrees in Meteorology, Sustainability Studies, and Economics. Manuel was granted various scholarships throughout his academic career, including one from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.