Ouerle Chao


Masters in Political Ecology, Degrowth and Environmental Justice, 2021, Autonomous University of Barcelona and M.Sc. in Marketing, 2017, Durham University, UK.

She is passionate about Mongolian traditional knowledge, culture and their influence on local climate change adaptation strategies. In her master thesis, she explored Inner Mongolian traditional knowledge systems, specifically the Ovoo Offering, and how it can increase local nomads resistance to climate change through strengthening pillars of support and conviviality. Ouerle has now joined the LICCI project to start a 4-year PhD on cultural aspects of climate change impacts. Her doctoral study explores the climate change impacts on indigenous culture with a particular focus on Inner Mongolian nomadic culture and lifestyle. Additionally, she’s also interested in what ways the Mongolian cosmovision can contribute to climate change adaptation strategies.