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Britta Rennkamp

Britta is a researcher in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Group


PhD, Political Sciences, Department of Science, Technology and Policy Studies (Steps) University of Twente, Netherlands


Diplom (equivalent to Master’s degree) Regional sciences Latin America (Political Sciences, Economics, Latin American History, Spanish and Portuguese), University of Cologne, Germany

Current research interests

Climate technology and policy in developing countries, mitigation and poverty


Previous work experience
Britta has worked at the interface of technological innovation and social development in international cooperation for German International Cooperation (GIZ) in Recife, Brazil, in 2006 and 2007. After her return to Germany, she worked as a researcher at one of Europe’s leading think tanks on international development, the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn for four years. Besides her research on sustainable development and innovation, she advised the German and South African governments on linking mitigation efforts and technological innovation in their bilateral cooperation.


Birtta is a senior fellow at the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI). Her ACDI research focuses on climate change mitigation and poverty reduction. 



Britta was the guest editor of  the special issue on Innovation for sustainability of the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (volume 2, number 1)