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Sybrig Smit is a climate policy analyst at NewClimate Institute. She specializes in tracking climate action and policies. Specifically, she focuses on non-state and subnational action, including potential greenhouse gas (GHG) impact assessments. Prior to working with NewClimate, Sybrig worked at an energy management company, where she analysed electricity consumption patterns in industry.
She holds a BSc. in Future Planet Studies at the University of Amsterdam and Lancaster University, with a specialisation in Human Geography, and a MSc. in Sustainable Development at Utrecht University, with a specialisation in Energy and Materials. During her Master’s thesis, which she wrote in collaboration with NewClimate Institute, she developed a refined methodology to quantify the net GHG emissions reduction impact of global non-state and subnational action. She joined the team in March 2020 and is based in Cologne.