Charlotte Kaeppel

Visiting Researcher

Charlotte Kaeppel is an independent consultant and a visiting researcher at ICCCAD where she contributes to research projects on climate-related loss and damage and locally led adaptation in Bangladesh. In addition to a Magister of Philosophy in Political Science from Vienna University, a Master of Arts in International Human Rights Law from the American University of Cairo, she recently graduated with distinction with a Master of Laws in Environmental Law and Practice from the De Montfort University, Leicester. She wrote her thesis on the effectiveness of climate change litigation as a governance tool in light of the decentralized system formalized with the Paris Agreement. Her thesis analyses the regulatory impact of three landmark climate cases on law and policy and how these cases address the governance gaps in the Paris Agreement, including ambition, accountability, fairness and equity. She previously worked on human rights and has over 10 years’ experience in peacebuilding, including support to formal and non-formal national dialogue processes and local peace infrastructures in fragile contexts, working with national and international organizations, such as UNDP and the Common Space Initiative for Shared Knowledge and Consensus Building in Lebanon. She is experienced in multi-stakeholder dialogue processes, practise to theory approaches, analytical tools, shared knowledge creation, and collaborative partnerships. She has great interest in the climate-conflict nexus, locally-led processes, sustainable development, approaches to just transition and context specific approaches to tackle loss and damage on the local and national level.