Steffen Lohrey


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Sustainability through understanding? Improve climate resilience and mitigate climate change using data and science

Short biography

Steffen Lohrey studied at the University of Stuttgart in Germany and at the École Polytechnique in France and obtained a degree in aerospace engineering with a focus on scientific satellite technologies and atmospheric physics. He then researched on atmospheric physics at the University of Oxford, UK, and on the nexus of urban growth, transport modes and land consumption at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin. During his Mercator-Fellowship, Steffen explores how the consequences of climate change can be dealt with, and what climate-resilient development can look like. Steffen worked with Care International in Lao PDR on drought management and management of forest products in remote rural areas in fall 2015. Currently, he researches on climate resilience as a member of Stéphane Hallegatte’s team at the World Bank in Washington, DC.