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Portrait of Johannes Friedrich

Johannes Friedrich

Johannes is a Senior Associate within the Global Climate Program, leading WRI’s climate data and innovation work. He is the project manager for CAIT Climate Data Explorer and Power Watch and advises the institute on how to create new policy relevant data products and cutting edge visualization tools to turn information into action. In his role he works on a wide range of topics, including global climate and power sector data, policy analysis for the UNFCCC, food, forest and water issues, as well as corporate climate action. He also supports WRI’s Resources Watch project as whole to turn information into action.

Previously he did research on the scientific underpinning of the Planetary Boundaries concept at the Stockholm Resilience Center as well as applying his technical knowledge to marine ecology research in Egypt and working with the French-German television station ARTE in France.

He has a Bachelor’s in computer science and an interdisciplinary Master’s in science for sustainable development. He loves the outdoors, diving, biking and unicycling and prefers alternative modes of travel, like hitch-hiking and couch-surfing.