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Frederic Hans is a climate policy analyst at NewClimate Institute. He joined the team in June 2015 and works on tracking international climate action and the quantitative analysis of GHG emission trajectory scenarios and emission reduction efforts.
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. Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, he worked as a graduate research assistant in two research projects on environmental governance at ETH Zurich and IHEID Geneva. In this capacity, he analysed, among others, the pledge conditionality of Annex I Parties under the Kyoto protocol and was responsible for the compilation of datasets on international environmental treaties. During his studies, he also spent time abroad in the Brasília office of the KfW Entwicklungsbank supporting investment projects on renewable energies and resource protection, and in the Brussels office of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft monitoring the 8th EU framework programme on research and innovation (Horizon 2020). Frederic recently completed a course to become a Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance at the Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance.