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Dr. Romain Weikmans is Senior Research Fellow at FIIA and Adjunct Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) / Free University of Brussels. His main research interests centre on international climate finance, climate transparency and climate adaptation, and he has published widely on these topics, including in Nature Climate Change, Climate Policy and Global Environmental Politics.

Romain earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Management from ULB in 2015. He has conducted research and taught at Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs, at Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab (Providence, RI, USA) and at the Environmental Change Institute (Oxford University). He is a lead author of the 2020 UNEP Adaptation Gap Report and a contributing author to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (WG2). 

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)


Latest FIIA Publications

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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Pauw, W. P.; Moslener, U.; Zamarioli, L. H.; Amerasinghe, N.; Atela, J.; Affana, J. P. B. ; Buchner, B. ; Klein, R. J. T.; Mbeva, K. L. ; Puri, J. ; Roberts, J. T. ; Shawoo, Z.; Watson, C. & Weikmans, R. (2022). Post-2025 climate finance target: how much more and how much better? Climate Policy:1-11.

New, Mark ; Reckien, Diana ; Viner, David ; ..., ... & Weikmans , Romain ; ..., ... & Workman, Mark (2022). Chapter 17: Decision Making Options for Managing Risk. Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report.

Pauw, P.; Weikmans, R.; Watson, C.; Jahns, H.; Prowse, M.; Quevedo, A. & Puri, J. (2021). Global progress on financing for adaptation. In ed(s): 2020 Adaptation Gap Report. United Nations Environment Programme.

Weikmans, R. (2017). International adaptation finance: Between hope and reality. In Thiébault, S., Laville, B., & Euzen, A. ed(s): Adapting to Climate Change: A Question for our Societies. Paris: Edisens. 217-224.

Weikmans, R. (2017). Le financement international de l'adaptation au changement climatique : entre espoirs et réalités. In Thiébault, S., Laville, B., & Euzen, A. ed(s): L'adaptation au changement climatique : une question de sociétés. Paris: CNRS Editions. 233-240.

Roberts, J.T.; Natson, S.; Hoffmeister, V.; Durand, A.; Weikmans, R.; Gewirtzman, J. & Huq, S. (2017). How will we pay for loss and damage? Ethics, Policy & Environment, 20 (2):208-226.

Weikmans, R. (2016). Le rôle de la coopération au développement dans le financement international de l'adaptation au changement climatique. In Zacharie, A. ed(s): La nouvelle géographie du développement. Coopérer dans un monde en mutation. Bruxelles: La Muette. 175-185.

Weikmans, R. & Roberts, J.T. (2016). Élaborer un système robuste de comptabilisation du financement climatique international. Liaison Énergie-Francophonie (104):104-107.

Weikmans, R. & Zaccai, E. (2014). La crise écologique mondiale. Problèmes économiques, Hors-Série (6):95-103.

van Gameren, V.; Weikmans, R. & Zaccai, E. (2014). L'adaptation au changement climatique. Paris: Collection Repères, Éditions La Découverte.

Kreft, S.; Weikmans, R. & Harmeling, S. (2012). The recent SREX report and the UNFCCC loss and damage discourse: A starting point for the debate. Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative – Consortium of Germanwatch, the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, the United Nations University – Institute for Human and Environment Security, & the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (Independent University, Bangladesh).