climate change; adaptation
Sara Trærup is an Agricultural Economist and a Senior
Researcher in the Climate Resilient Development Programme at UNEP
DTU Partnership. She holds a Ph.D. in socio-economic aspects of
climate change adaptation from University of Copenhagen.
Sara has been with the UNEP DTU Partnership since 2005 and has
immense experience in research and policy advice on climate change
adaptation in a development context. In her work, Sara has combined
analytical approaches from a variety of academic disciplines such
as geography, economics and sociology, and addressed the
relationship between climate change and development at a variety of
scales from the overall international and national policy level to
the level of the individual household.
At present, much of her work revolves around Technology Needs
Assessments in developing countries and approaches for integrating
adaptation into planning and decision making processes, including
the assessment of costs and benefits of adaptation.