Dr. Luis Costa

Environmental expert

Phone: +49 (0) 40/4328 2142
E-Mail: luis.costa@bef-de.org

About me

My motivation is to develop science-based solutions to minimize the impact of climate change on ecosystems and society. While currently there is a solid scientific understanding of the consequences of climate change, the deployment of real-world responses that are fair, scalable and lead to effective climate protection remains a challenge. At BEF I wish to contribute in bridging this gap through a tighter integration between the climate science and the needs of practitioner.


After a degree in environmental engineering focusing on air quality, Luis completed a Ph.D. at the University of Greifswald. In his doctoral studies, he focussed on the costs of adaptation to climate change in European coastal countries comparing the efficacy of different management strategies under multiple climate change scenarios.


Job qualifications
  • PhD in Applied Geography with a focus on adaptation costs to climate change (University of Greifswald)
  • Degree in environmental engineering with focus on air quality od GIS (Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro University, Portugal)
Competences and fields of work

    Climate Change and Ecology

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Energy-system analysis
  • Sustainable consumption
Current projects


AHAChem: Become a chemical ambassador! Hazardous chemicals are harmful to human health and can negatively…

CAMS Platform

CAMS Platform The negative impacts of climate change upon human and natural ecosystems can be…


NUE-Stiftung/Bingo Hot, greasy, toxic: Hazardous substances and food contact materials Day by day, with our…


NonHazCity Hazardous substances in our everyday life? We live in constant contact with them almost…

Baltic Environmental Forum Deutschland e.V.
Osterstraße 58
DE-20259 Hamburg

Tel.: +49(0)40/4328 2142
Mail: luis.costa@bef-de.org

How do you find us?

The office is in Haus der Zukunft.
You can reach us by the U2 at the station Osterstraße or by bus 4, 20, 25 at station Schulweg.