Britta Rennkamp is senior researcher at the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town. She holds a PhD in Political Science, and a Diplom/MSc in Regional Sciences – Political Sciences, Economics, Latin American History, Spanish and Portuguese language and literature.
Her research focuses on climate policy and technology in developing countries and the links between poverty, inequality, energy and mitigation of climate change. She has published on renewable energy and nuclear programmes, carbon taxation, green industrial and innovation policies in Africa and Latin America. Prior to joining the University of Cape Town, Britta worked for the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in Brazil and the German Development Institute (DIE) in Germany.