Moritz Hauer is a Research Analyst specializing in vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, with a focus on the impact of climate change in Germany. He works on projects related to the influence of extreme weather and climate change on economic activity, the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation into standards as well as urban climate resilience.
Before joining adelphi, Moritz worked with UN Environment and UN OCHA on projects related to the environment, climate risks and disasters. The focus there included the integration of environmental protection and climate change adaptation into disaster risk management. The aim was to better integrate environmental and climate risks into disaster preparedness, response and recovery. During his time at the United Nations, he gained valuable insights into international cooperation, climate policy and the Sustainable Development Goals. He is also a member of the Environmental Field Advisor Roster of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). In this context, he advises international and national humanitarian organizations on the minimization of environmental damage and the reduction of climate risks.
Moritz completed the Master's programme in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation at Lund University in Sweden. During his studies, he dealt with social resilience to the effects of climate change, climate adaptation and risk management. He wrote his master's thesis on the environment and humanitarian aid in collaboration with UNICEF. Prior to that, he studied International Relations and Human Rights at Malmö University in Sweden.