Sara Trærup is an Agricultural Economist and a Research
fellow in the Climate Strategies and Resilient Development
Programme at UNEP Risø Centre. She holds a Ph.D. in
socio-economic aspects of climate change adaptation from University
Sara has been with the UNEP Risø Centre since 2005 and
has immense experience in research and policy advice on climate
change adaptation in a development context. In her work, Sara has
combined analytical approaches from a variety of academic
disciplines such as geography, economics and sociology, and
addressed the relationship between climate change and development
at a variety of scales from the overall international and national
policy level to the level of the individual household.
At present, much of her work revolves around Technology Needs
Assessments in developing countries and approaches for integrating
adaptation into planning and decision making processes, including
the assessment of costs and benefits of adaptation.