Carola Kloeck

Assistant Professor
Phone: +33158717073 -
Carola Klöck (born Betzold) joins CERI in September 2018 as assistant professor in political science. In 2013, she obtained her PhD from ETH Zurich and then held positions at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, the University of Antwerp in Belgium and the University of Göttingen in Germany. Carola was also visiting scholar at the Australian National University in Australia (in 2016) and at the University of the South Pacific on its Laucala Campus in Fiji (2018).

Carola’s research is located at the interface of political science, human geography and development studies, and examines adaptation to climate change, and the politics of climate change more generally. At the moment, Carola analyses how adaptation finance is distributed as well as how this finance is used on the ground, with a specific interest in island contexts, notably small island developing states. The role of these states in international climate negotiations is also of interest to her.

Carola is co-author of “Development Aid and Adaptation to Climate Change” (London, Palgrave, 2018 ; with Florian Weiler) and currently co-edits a volume on adaptation in small island states that results from a workshop she has co-organised with funding from the Volkswagen Foundation (with Michael Fink).

At CERI, Carola is one of the organisers of the seminar series “Environment and International Relations”. She teaches the course “Espace Mondial” (World Politics) on the Franco-German campus of Nancy.

Work in Progress

Role of coalitions in international climate negotiations for small (island) states

Research Interests

Development, International relations, Environment

  • Languages

    English, French, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, German
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