Diana Reckien is a specialist of local climate change governance, working on both adaptation and mitigation in cities in relation to social vulnerability, equity/ justice, and environmental migration.
Diana is Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC (AR6 WGII; Chapter 17: Decision-making options for managing risk). She also led parts of the Assessment Reports for Climate Change in Cities (ARC3). Her scientific publication record comprises more than 70 publications, including 30 peer-reviewed journal papers. She serves on the Editorial Board of “Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews”.
Diana received her PhD in Geography in 2007 from the University of Marburg, Germany, in cooperation with the John-Moores-University Liverpool, UK and has since then worked at Climate Analytics, the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED)/ Columbia University, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Diana is a Co-Principal Investigator of the HABITABLE project and leads WP2, while contributing to WP6, WP8, WP10, and WP11. She is the expert on Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM) within the HABITABLE team.