Swenja Surminski

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Swenja is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics and Political Science, leading its research programme on private sector adaptation, risk and insurance. Swenja’s current research projects are around public-private partnerships for managing natural disaster risks in Europe; UK flood insurance; the costs and benefits of climate change in Russia; loss and Damage as a new UNFCCC concept; and the role of the private sector in climate adaptation.

In addition to her academic career Swenja has spent more than 10 years in the private sector working on climate risks and risk management. She is advising a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, international organisations and the private sector on climate risks, presenting on climate change risks at United Nations, European Union and United Kingdom level and is the author of several papers and book chapters on these topics.

Within PRISE, she is involved in research on Climate Risk, notably working on climate risks and infrastructure and risk management and social protection.