Frederic Hans joined NewClimate Institute as a Climate Policy Analyst in June 2016. Frederic’s work focuses on tracking and evaluating climate action at the national, sub-national, and corporate level. Frederic has led and contributed to several projects developing frameworks on low-emission strategies, guidance on effective climate target setting, and quantitatively analysing greenhouse gas emissions trajectories.
At NewClimate, he is part of the core teams of the Climate Action Tracker evaluating national climate change efforts and the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor assessing companies’ climate action. Frederic is a lead author of Chapter 4 in both the UNEP Emissions Gap Reports of 2019 and 2020, and a contributing author to all reports since 2018.
Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, he worked as a research assistant in two research projects on environmental governance at ETH Zurich and IHEID Geneva and spent time in the Brasília office of the KfW Entwicklungsbank supporting investment projects on renewable energies and environmental protection.
Frederic holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of St. Gallen and a M.A. in Comparative and International Studies from ETH Zurich with a focus on quantitative research methods and political economy. For his master’s thesis, he applied quantitative models to analyse how climate-induced famines affect long term socioeconomic development. Frederic completed a course in 2016 to become a Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance at the Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance.