Anne brings twenty years of experience in international policy advice, technical assistance and research on climate change mitigation and adaptation in the context of sustainable development. For the past ten years, she has held management and leadership positions, involving responsibility for the strategic planning, coordination and implementation of UDP’s activities on climate change adaptation and resilience.
Since 2012, Anne has been heavily involved in managing, editing, outreach and authoring of the two annual UN Environment flagship reports on climate change: the Emissions Gap Report and the Adaptation Gap Report, guiding and coordinating the work of 60+ scientists from 35+ institutions in 20+ countries.
Currently, much of Anne’s work focuses on advancing our understanding and ability to assess and track progress on adaptation locally and globally. Activities related to this include supporting countries in developing adaptation frameworks, policies and actions for climate transparency and adaptation communications – including as part of Nationally Determined Contributions – under the Paris Agreement.
Anne was awarded the Technical University of Denmark prize for scientific advice in 2017. She recently joined the Policy and Finance Committee of the World Adaptation Science Programme governed by UN Environment and the World Meteorological Organisation (2018-). She is head of the External Advisory Board for the EU Horizon 2020 research project titled COACCH (2018-) and is also on the advisory board for the Master of Science in Global Health & Master of Disaster Management at University of Copenhagen (2015-).
Anne holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in economics from Roskilde University and Copenhagen University respectively.