Sara Lærke Meltofte Trærup

Sara Lærke Meltofte Trærup

Head of Section, Senior Researcher

DTU Management

UNEP DTU Partnership
UNEP DTU Partnership - Technology - Transitions & System Innovation

Technical University of Denmark

Marmorvej 51

Building FN Byen, room 3.7.05

2100 København Ø

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Keywords 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.

Since 2010, Sara’s work has been focused on technology development and transfer, and she is the project manager for the GEF-funded Global Technology Needs Assessment Project (Phase III) where most of her time is devoted to support developing countries in conducting technology needs assessments and preparing technology action plans.