Sophie von Loeben

Scientist, Project Coordinator
von Loeben

Sophie works as a Scientist and Project Coordinator in the working group “Adaptation in Agricultural Systems”. She coordinates various projects and conducts research on climate change impacts on agricultural value chains and the uptake of respective adaptation strategies with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and a specific interest in coffee value chains.

Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
loeben[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Before joining PIK, Sophie worked at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) specializing in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in agriculture. At FAO she supported Ministries of Agriculture in various countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and the Caribbean in conducting vulnerability and risk assessments and with the identification of risk reduction measures at policy and farm-level. 

She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Social Science and is an alumna of the Carlo Schmid Programme.

Peer-reviewed publications:
von Loeben, S., Murken, L., Lombardi, N. & Baas, S. (2021): Evaluating Costs and Benefits of Farm-Level Disaster and Climate Risk Management Good Practices. - In: Leal Filho, W., Luetz, J., Ayal, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Climate Change Management, Cham : Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22759-3299-1

Policy Reports and Working Papers :
von Loeben, S., Blocher, J., Destrijcker, L., Fischer, B., Gleixner, S., Hegre, H., Jansen, L., Jones, B., Kjærum, A., Lindqvist-McGowan, A., Manger, N., Mayer, T., Tomalka, J., Vesco, P., Wesch, S., & Zvolsky, A., Birner, J.*, Vinke, K.*, Gornott, C.* (2022). Sahel Predictive Analytics Report. *shared last autorship.  https://unis-sahel.org/2022/11/02/sahel-predictive-analytics-report-moving-from-reaction-to-action-anticipating-vulnerability-hotspots-in-the-sahel-in-support-of-uniss/

Röhrig, F., Gloy, N., von Loeben, S., Arumugam, P., Aschenbrenner, P. Baek, H., Ibrahim Fodi, B., Chemura, A., Habtema-riam, L., Kaufmann, J., Koch, H., Liersch, S., Lüttringhaus, S., Murken, L., Noleppa, S., Ostberg, S., Cartsburg, M., Schau-berger, B., Shukla, R., Tomalka, J., Wesch, S., Wortmann, M. & Gornott, C., (2022). Climate Risk Analysis for Identifying and Weighing Adaptation Strategies for the Agricultural Sector in Niger. A report prepared by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), 154 pp. DOI: 10.48485/pik.2022.002.

Röhrig, F., Gloy, N., von Loeben, S., Arumugam, P., Aschenbrenner, P. Baek, H., Bado, I., Chemura, A., Habtemariam, L., Kaufmann, J., Koch, H., Laudien, R., Liersch, S., Lüttringhaus, S., Murken, L., Neya, O., Noleppa, S., Ostberg, S., Safietou, S., Schauberger, B., Shukla, R., Tomalka, J., Wesch, S., Wortmann, M. & Gornott, C., (2021). Analyse des risques climatiques pour l’identification et la pondération des stratégies d’adaptation dans le secteur agricole du Burkina Faso. Un rapport élaboré par le Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Institut de recherche de Potsdam sur les effets du change-ment climatique PIK) avec la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH au nom du ministère fédéral allemand de la Coopération économique et du Développement (BMZ), 151 pp. DOI: 10.48485/pik.2022.001.

Tomalka, J., Birner, J., Dieye, A. M., Gleixner, S., Harper, A., Hauf, Y., Hippe, F., Jansen, L., Lange, S., Laudien, R., Rheinbay, J., Vinke, K., von Loeben, S., Wesch, S., Zvolsky, A., & Gornott, C. (2021). Climate Risk Profile: Sahel. https://agrica.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/PIK_Climate-Risk-Profile-Sahel_09.pdf

Crumpler, K., Dasgupta, S., Federici, S., Meybeck, M., Bloise, M., Slivinska,V., Salvatore, M., Damen, B., Von Loeben, S., Wolf, J. and Bernoux, M. 2020. Regional analysis of the nationally determined contributions in Asia – Gaps and opportunities in the agriculture and land use sectors. Environment and Natural Resources Management Working Paper No. 78. Rome, FAO. https://doi.org/10.4060/ca7264en

Crumpler, K., Dasgupta, S., Federici, S., Meybeck, A., Bloise, M., Slivinska, V., Von Loeben, S., Damen, B., Salvatore, M., Wolf, J. and Bernoux, M. 2020. Regional analysis of the nationally determined contributions in the Pacific – Gaps and opportunities in the agriculture and land use sectors. Environment and Natural Resources Management Working Papers No. 82. Rome, FAO. https://doi.org/10.4060/ca8681en

FAO, 2019. Disaster risk reduction at farm level: Multiple benefits, no regrets. Rome.160 pp. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO, (Lombardi, N., Murken, L., von Loeben, S. & Baas, S.)