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Nadine CoudelRisk Advisor
Nadine Coudel

Nadine is a business and environmental lawyer and is a risk advisor at Acclimatise.

Nadine plays a key role at Acclimatise in developing and delivering participatory training on a wide range of current climate change adaptation and climate finance topics for the benefit of our public and private sector clients. Her work includes conducting training for the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) on the main strategies dealing with climate change. Nadine is a GIZ-qualified trainer on Climate Finance Readiness and conducted recently a 3-day climate finance training programme for the Commonwealth Secretariat.

She is also part of an international trainer pool to deliver National Adaptation Plan (NAP) country-level training, developed through the collaboration of GIZ, UNDP and UNITAR, under the joint UNDP / UNEP NAP- Global Support Programme. This new training aims to respond to the need of NAP support and to strengthen the awareness of the NAP process in-country to reduce vulnerability, build adaptive capacity and mainstream adaptation into all sector-specific and general development planning.

Before joining Acclimatise, Nadine worked on climate change issues with GIZ. She contributed to the work of GIZ’s “Climate Protection Programme for Developing Countries” and to GIZ’s “Business Development Initiative - Acquiring Business in the Climate Sector”. In this capacity, she provided advisory services to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) concerning issues of climate change policy and finance with a focus on climate change adaptation. In addition she liaised with representatives from the private sector, provided feedback on climate-related project proposals of multilateral development banks, prepared side events for UNFCCC climate change negotiations on behalf of BMZ and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and organised training related to climate finance readiness for partner country governments and GIZ’s country offices.

In the beginning of her professional career, Nadine worked as a research assistant for the Peace and Sustainable Development Department of the Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Heidelberg and for the “Climate Change and Security” research group of the University of Hamburg.

Nadine studied Business Law and Environmental Law at the Trier University of Applied Sciences and spent her legal traineeship at an international civil law association of lawyers, public accountants, and tax counsellors in Hamburg. Nadine also completed a Master’s in Peace and Security Studies at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) of the University of Hamburg, specializing in climate change and security implications.

Nadine is bilingual in German and English.