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Dr. Romain Weikmans is a Visiting Researcher at FIIA. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) / Free University of Brussels (Belgium). His main research interests center on international climate policy, climate finance, climate transparency and climate change adaptation. He teaches various courses on these topics at ULB and at Sciences Po Paris. Romain is a contributing author to the 2020 UNEP Adaptation Gap Report and to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (WG2) to be published in 2021-2022.

List of publications

Romain Weikmans External publications
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Projects

TRANSCLIM 

Expertise

International climate policy; Climate finance; Transparency in multilateral climate governance; Climate change adaptation

Degrees

PhD in Environmental Sciences and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels, 2015)

MA in Environmental Sciences and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels, 2011)

Certificate in International Relations and Conflict Analysis (Université Catholique de Louvain / Catholic University of Leuven, 2010)

BA in Human and Social Sciences (Université de Liège / University of Liege)

Language skills

French (native), English (working language), Dutch (basic)

Expertise

International climate policy; Climate finance; Transparency in multilateral climate governance; Climate change adaptation

Positions of responsibility

Vice-chair of the Working Group ‘Energy-Climate’ of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development (2018-2021)

Member of the Transdisciplinary Advisory Board in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Joint Programming Initiative “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe” (JPI Climate) (2019-2021)

Work experience

Research experience

Visiting Research Fellow, Wageningen University (Jan 2020 – Mar 2020)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels (Sep 2016 – Sep 2021)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Brown University (Sep 2015 – Aug 2016)

Visiting PhD Candidate, Oxford University (Oct 2012 – Mar 2013)

Visiting PhD Candidate, United Nations University (Jan – Mar 2012)

PhD Candidate, Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels (Sep 2011 – Aug 2015)

Teaching experience

« Climat : sciences et politiques », Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels (since 2021)

« Questions de politiques environnementales dans les pays du Sud », Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels (since 2019)

« The global politics of financing low-carbon and climate-resilient development », Sciences Po Paris (2019-2021)

« Environnement, développement et coopération internationale », Sciences Po Lille (2018-2020)

« Projet interdisciplinaire II en sciences et gestion de l’environnement », Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels (2018-2020)

« Management and Sustainable Development: Constraints and Opportunities », Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels (2017-2018)

« Engaged Climate Policy », Brown University (2015-2016)

« Climate Change Adaptation Reading Group », Oxford University (2012-2013)

Degrees

PhD in Environmental Sciences and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels, 2015)

MA in Environmental Sciences and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels, 2011)

Certificate in International Relations and Conflict Analysis (Université Catholique de Louvain / Catholic University of Leuven, 2010)

BA in Human and Social Sciences (Université de Liège / University of Liege)

Language skills

French (native), English (working language), Dutch (basic)

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