Barbara Pongratz


Barbara Pongratz

UNICOM, Mary-Somerville-Straße 7 (Haus Wien)

Raum 7.2060

Tel.: +49 421 218 67

Barbara Pongratz is a research associate at the Institute of Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS) at the University of Bremen. She is conducting research at InIIS on China's domestic environmental and climate policies as well as climate relations between the European Union and China.

She studied Chinese Studies as well as European and International Law at Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich. Her master's thesis focused on Chinese state-business relations in the context of Chinese digital Silk Road projects. During her studies, Pongratz spent time abroad at Shanghai Tongji University, at Peking University, and in Hong Kong.

Previously, Barbara worked at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), where she conducted research on European-Chinese climate diplomacy as well as German China policy. At MERICS, she has also been co-leading a project that focuses on the development of innovative methods for think tank work in Germany and beyond. Barbara also gained working experience in development cooperation in two environmental projects at the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Berlin and Beijing.

Chinas heimische Umwelt- und Klimapolitik

Chinas sich entwickelnde Rolle in der internationalen Klimapolitik

Berichte & Kommentare


Pongratz, B. (2023) Chinas emerging decarbonization toolkit. Mercator Institute for China Studies. Comment.

Kefferpütz, R. Pongratz, B. Brussee, V. (2022) China-Politik verankern: Die unterschätzte Rolle des Bundestags bei der Gestaltung deutsch-chinesischer Beziehungen. Mercator Institute for China Studies. MERICS China Monitor.

Grünberg, N. Pongratz, B. (2022) Getting China to engage on climate change. Mercator Institute for China Studies. Comment.

Pongratz, B. (2022) Climate Club idea needs adjustment if China is to be involved. Mercator Institute for China Studies. Comment.

Pongratz, B. Bartsch, B. Brussee, V. (2022) Germany: Politics trying to break free from the narrative of economic dependence. Dependence in Europe's Relations with China - Weighing Perceptions and Reality. Seaman, J. Ghiretti, F. et al. (Eds.) Report. (pp. 94-102) European Think Tank Network on China.

Pongratz, B. Grünberg, N. (2021) China: The missing presence at COP26. Mercator Institute for China Studies. Comment.

Pongratz, B. (2021) EU-China climate policy – balancing cooperation and pressure. Mercator Institute for China Studies. Comment.

Pongratz, B. (2021) Germany's Next China Policy. Mercator Institute for China Studies. Comment.

Wintersemester 2023/24

Übung: Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen