Lisa Kadel


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship

October 2020 - September 2021

Project title

Protecting the Climate and Human Rights – Two sides of the Same Coin

Short biography

As a Mercator Fellow, Lisa works at the intersection of climate change and human rights. Lisa explores how human rights-based approaches can result in more effective, socially just, and more sustainable climate policies. She studied International Relations and Human Rights Law in Dresden, Boston and Essex and gained working experiences in NGOs focused on advocacy and strategic litigation, government, academic research projects and grassroots activist groups. Besides the climate-human rights nexus, she has a strong interest in corporate accountability and applying critical and intersectional approaches.