Linda Romanovska is a Policy Expert at Fresh Thoughts Consulting in the field of adaptation to climate change.
Prior to joining Fresh Thoughts Linda was a member of the EU adaptation policy team in DG Climate Action of European Commission, contributing to the development of the EU Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change.
During her studies for M.Sc. in Engineering (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning) Linda has been involved in research projects revolving around adaptation to climate change, evidence-based environmental policy-making, sustainable energy planning, eco-labelling and sustainable development planning carried out in Aalborg University (Denmark), Aberystwyth University (Wales), University of Latvia (Latvia) and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany). She complemented this experience with completing a postgraduate course Building Resilience to Climate Change at United Nations University, Institute for Sustainability and Peace (Japan). Linda’s master thesis was a contribution to the novel field of research into social capital as a factor of adaptive capacity with fieldwork on two case studies in rural areas of Nepal.
Before specializing in environmental and climate matters, Linda’s academic and career path for nine years has been linked with business administration and Corporate Account Manager positions in IT&T industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from BA School of Economics and Finance in Latvia.
Furthermore, on a voluntary basis Linda is continuously involved in development and global education matters in cooperation with Engineers without Borders and Global Education Network for Young Europeans.
A native Latvian, Linda is fluent in Latvian, English and Russian and has acquired rich multicultural understanding through longer stays in 11 Eurasian countries.
associated projectsAdaptation to Climate Change in the Pyrenees
Assessment of Options to Use Financial Instruments through LIFE Climate Action Sub-Programme 2014-2020
Assistance and technical support for the Evaluation of EU funding proposals
C3-Alps: Capitalising climate change knowledge for adaption in the Alpine Space
Climate Sensitive Flood Management in the Lower Mekong Basin
European Topic Centre on Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation 2014-2018
Ex-ante CC Strategies
Framework on Climate Change Policy
Implementation of the urban adaptation initiative within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors II
Innovative tools and solutions for governing the water-energy-food-ecosystems NEXUS under global change (GoNEXUS)
International Roundtable on Water and Energy Nexus in transboundary basins in Southeastern Europe
Mainstreaming of CCA at the local level: Launch of a Climate Change Adaptation Initiative for Cities within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors
Nexus Assessment in South East Europe
Oasis Innovation Hub for Catastrophe and Climate Extremes Risk Assessment
Potential of multi-purpose-use of the Hydropower Reservoirs of the Drin Cascade in Albania
Strategic Environmental Assessment for the first Flood Risk Management Plan in Austria
Support for Regional Training on Vulnerability Assessment and Adaption Planning
Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe (SIM4NEXUS)