Konrad Gürtler joined the research project “Climate Action in National and International Processes (ClimAct)” in 2018 as a Research Associate. He also works with the project “Narratives and Images of Sustainability (N&I)”. Prior to joining ClimAct, he worked as a Student Assistant in climate and energy policy projects at the institute. As part of ClimAct, Konrad investigates how scientific expertise can facilitate climate action, particularly within international forums. His main interest is on recent developments in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and particularly under the Paris Agreement.
Konrad Gürtler holds an MA in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Environmental Policy Research Center of the Freie Universität. As a political scientist, he has studied in Berlin, Winnipeg and Istanbul. In his MA thesis, he discussed options for co-benefit reporting under the Paris Agreement. Further research interests include energy policy issues as well as environmental and climate justice. During his studies, he took the opportunity to gain practical experience, namely from Heinrich Böll Foundation Istanbul, the German Council on the Environment (SRU), and further institutions.