Janna Gehrke joined the GERICS team in Oktober 2021. With her work she supports the activities around the toolkits for decision makers in cities and companies. These toolkits aim to stimulate the development and implementation of adaptation options to the impacts of climate change.
Janna has a Master´s Degree in Urban and Regional Development at Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts-Universität). She worked as a climate change manager for the Regionalverband Großraum Braunschweig. In a cooperative process with various stakeholders she developed a concept for the region to reduce greenhouse gases. Additionally, she completed a further education as a climate adaptation manager at Leuphana University Lüneburg.
Recently Janna worked in a project in the Ministry of Environment and Energy in Hamburg. It aimed to show examples of a land use contributing not only to reduce greenhouse gases but also to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The focus lay on combinations for the production and storage of renewable energies combined with adaptation measures.