Lena Fuldauer is a PhD student at the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research focuses on national adaptation in the context of the global agendas, including the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The research project is being implemented together with the United Nations, the Government of St. Lucia, the Government of Ghana, and the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). For her work on spatially assessing the impacts of climate change across built and natural environments in the context of the global goals she has received the first prize on the 2020 Allianz Climate Risk Research Award.
In particular, Lena’s research specialises on assessing and quantifying climate change threats on sustainable development and evaluating national adaptation responses to these threats. Lena has been involved in the development and application of the National Infrastructure Systems MODel for international contexts (NISMOD-int), which she helped successfully apply in Curacao, Saint Lucia, and currently in Ghana. She has organised various capacity development workshops to train stakeholders from ministries, private sector and academia on the use of these models to inform adaptation planning to deliver on global goals.