Dr. Hans-Martin Füssel

Dr. Hans-Martin Füssel

Project Manager for Climate Impacts, Vulnerability & Adaptation, European Environment Agency
Dr. Hans-Martin Füssel works as project manager for climate change impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen (Denmark). He holds master degrees in Computer Science from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and in Applied Systems Science from the University of Osnabrück (Germany). He obtained a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Potsdam (Germany).
 
Dr. Füssel has more than 15 years of experience in climate change research and policy advice. He worked at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany) from 1996 to 2003 and again from 2006 to 2010. As a recipient of a Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship, he worked from 2004 to 2006 at the Center for Environmental Science and Policy of Stanford University (California). From 2007 to 2009, he was a Professor by Special Invitation at the Ritsumeikan Research Center for Sustainability Science of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto (Japan). In 2010, he joined the European Environment Agency (EEA) to support climate-change related policy making in Europe. Among others, he coordinated the production of the EEA Report “Climate change, impacts, and vulnerability in Europe” published in 2012, and he is currently coordinating the follow-up report scheduled for publication in 2016.
 
During his academic career, Dr. Füssel has contributed to many interdisciplinary research projects concerned with the integrated assessment of climate change and the development of response strategies. His research interests included climate impacts modelling, climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessment, probabilistic integrated assessment of climate change, international adaptation funding, and the justice implications of global climate change. Dr. Füssel has consulted UNDP, UNFCCC, WHO, IPCC, the World Bank, the European Commission, and national governments on climate change.