Writer Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Jennifer Bansard is a doctoral researcher working on climate change and coastal biodiversity policy at the University of Potsdam (Germany). In her dissertation she examines the emergence in science and policy of “coastal carbon”, an issue which lies at the crossroads of her two main fields of expertise and refers to the carbon sequestration potential of coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses or salt marshes. Jennifer has an international academic education and holds Masters Degrees in Environment & Resource Management (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands), International Relations (Sciences Po Aix, France) and Applied Political Sciences (University of Freiburg, Germany). Her academic work is enriched by professional experience gained by working for governmental and intergovernmental organizations such as the German development agency (GIZ), the United Nations Secretariat for Biological Diversity (CBD), and the German Federal Ministry for Environment (BMUB). Jennifer is passionate about all things environmental and, when not in front of a computer, can often be found capturing nature’s beauty with her camera.