Jana is a Geo-ecologist (MSc) and specialized in analyses of climate extremes in climate models (PhD, IMPRS ESM, Hamburg).
Jana studies various factors that can drive changes in climate extremes, such as climate variability and anthropogenic factors (e.g., greenhouse gases and air pollution). She strives for interdisciplinary approaches and better integration of natural and social sciences. Particularly, She is interested in relating physical aspects of climate extremes to socioeconomic impacts and questions related to adaptation and decision making.
- Lead author in the IPCC AR6 WGI
- Contributing Author to IPCC AR5 WG1, Chapters 9 and 12
- Invited expert to the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI)
- Expert member of the WMO CCl Task Team on Tailored Climate Information
- Co-lead WCRP Grand Challenges on Climate Extremes (GC Extremes)
Human health and social development under threat by extreme heat and air pollution
Extreme heat and high levels of air pollution create a major and immediate threat to human health. How should climate research respond?
Luftforurensning | Ekstremvær | Heat waves
CICERO researchers contributing to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report
Researchers from CICERO are contributing to the world's most prominent assessment of climate knowledge in areas such as regional impact, investment and finance, political science, climate scenarios and atmospheric sciences.
IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
New dataset on climate extreme indices and heat stress indicators
The dataset provides climate extreme indices related to temperature and precipitation as well as selected heat stress indicators derived from global climate projections.
Systemic perspective needed for successful climate risk assessments and adaptation strategies
The complex and systemic risks the world is facing today can have cascading impacts across systems and sectors and require systems thinking and transdisciplinary approaches, according to a new Briefing Note on Systemic Risk.
Climate risk | Climate impacts internationally | Adaptation
Heatwaves hit the most vulnerable hardest
Climate change is increasingly impacting people's health all over the world. As heatwaves become hotter and more frequent, the most vulnerable suffer the most.
Adaptation | Climate impacts internationally | Temperature changes | Heat waves | Health | Extreme weather
PROVIDE: Paris Agreement Overshooting – Reversibility, Climate Impacts and Adaptation Needs
Overshooting the Paris Agreement 1.5°C temperature thresholds is a distinct possibility, but what does such temperature overshoots imply for the planning and design of adaptation action? The PROVIDE project will deliver information on overshoot scenarios and expected impacts and their reversibility, covering both sectors and geographical regions. The information will directly feed into adaptation action.
Climate impacts internationally | Adaptation | Climate Models
EXtremeClimTwin: Building capacity on climate extremes through cooperation
Increasing heat extremes, reduced summer precipitation and higher rainfall intensities are some of the climate change impacts facing the Western Balkans. To strengthen local researchers’ ability to understand the current and coming changes in climate extremes, CICERO researchers are involved in an EU funded capacity building project with the University of Novi Sad in Serbia.
Climate impacts internationally | Adaptation | Precipitation changes | Climate risk | Heat waves | Flooding | Extreme weather
Quantifying health risks from heat and air pollution (HEATCOST)
HEATCOST will quantify health risks attributable to heat and air pollution (with a particular focus on air pollution from wildfires) in main world regions under selected climate scenarios and socioeconomic pathways.
Climate impacts internationally | Adaptation | Temperature changes | Air pollution | Heat waves | Health
Increasing temperatures and heat waves due to climate change, combined with air pollution, constitute major health risks, and could cause an increase in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases across Europe. EXHAUSTION (Exposure to heat and air pollution in Europe – cardiopulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation) aims to quantify the changes in cardiopulmonary mortality and morbidity due to extreme heat and air pollution (including from wildfires) under selected climate scenarios.
EXHAUSTION has its own project website at EXHAUSTION.EU
Health | Air pollution | Heat waves
ClimINVEST – Understanding physical climate risk
ClimINVEST brought climate scientists and investors together to provide transparency on methodologies for physical climate risk assessment, and develop guidance tools that inform investors’ risk management processes.
Extreme weather | Flooding | Heat waves | Climate finance | Climate risk | Precipitation changes | Carbon emissions globally