Institut de Gestion de l'Environnement et d'Aménagement du Territoire

Dr. WEIKMANS Romain

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Romain Weikmans is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels. His main research interest lies in the interface between international climate adaptation finance and foreign aid.

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Domain of activity

Romain Weikmans is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels.

In 2015-16, Romain was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Brown University's Climate and Development Lab (Providence, RI, USA) under the supervision of Prof. J. Timmons Roberts and a Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation.

Romain was a Visiting Ph.D. Candidate at the Environmental Change Institute (Oxford University) and at the Institute for Environment and Human Security (United Nations University). During his Ph.D., he conducted field work in Vietnam and Cambodia. Romain has written various academic papers and a book on climate change adaptation (Collection Repères – Editions La Découverte).

Education

Romain earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Management from the Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels (Brussels, Belgium) in August 2015. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences and Management (from the Université Libre de Bruxelles), a Certificate in International Relations (from the Université Catholique de Louvain) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (from the Université de Liège). He was an intern at the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the UN Environment Programme in Nairobi. Romain also was an Exchange Student at the Université de Lausanne (Switzerland) and at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).

Activities

1. Publications

1.1. Book

Van Gameren, V., Weikmans, R. & Zaccai, E. (2014), L’adaptation au changement climatique, Collection Repères, Éditions La Découverte, Paris, 128 p. [Available on Cairn.info]

1.2. Refereed Journal Articles

Weikmans, R. (Accepted for publication), « Comprendre la mobilisation financière autour de l’aide à l’adaptation au changement climatique », Critique internationale. [Preprint version]

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, DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2017.1342963. [Pubprint version]

Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., Baum, J., Bustos, C., & Durand, A. (2017), « Assessing the credibility of how climate adaptation aid projects are categorised », Development in Practice, vol. 27, n°4, p. 458-471. [Postprint version] [Pubprint version]

Weikmans, R., & Zaccai, E. (2017), « Pourquoi aider les pays en développement ? Conceptions de la justice dans l’aide à l’adaptation au changement climatique », Développement durable et territoires, vol. 8, n°1. [Pubprint version]

Roberts, J.T., & Weikmans, R. (2017), « Fragmentation, failing trust and enduring tensions over what counts as climate finance », International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, vol. 17, n°1, p. 129-137, DOI: 10.1007/s10784-016-9347-4. [Postprint version] [Pubprint version]

Weikmans, R., & Roberts, J.T. (2016), « Élaborer un système robuste de comptabilisation du financement climatique international », Liaison Energie-Francophonie, n°104, p. 104-107. [Pubprint version]

Weikmans, R. (2016), « Dimensions éthiques de l’allocation du financement international de l’adaptation au changement climatique », Vertigo, vol. 16, n°2, p. 1-32. [Pubprint version]

Weikmans, R., & Zaccai, E. (2014), « La crise écologique mondiale », Problèmes économiques, Hors-Série n°6, p. 95-103. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R. (2014), « Compte rendu du 1er Congrès Interdisciplinaire du Développement Durable, Namur, 31 janvier et 1er février 2013 », Natures Sciences Sociétés, vol. 22, n°1, p. 442-444. [Pubprint version]

Weikmans, R. (2013), « Ouvrages en débat : Howard C. Kunreuther & Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan (2011) At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes », Natures Sciences Sociétés, vol. 21, n°1, p. 129-130. [Pubprint version]

Weikmans, R. (2012) « Le coût de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques dans les pays en développement », Vertigo, vol. 12, n°1, p. 2-21. [Pubprint version]

1.3. Book Chapter

Weikmans (A venir), « Le financement international de l'adaptation au changement climatique : entre espoirs et réalités », Thiébault, S., Laville, B., & Euzen, A. (Dir.), L’adaptation au changement climatique, CNRS Editions, Paris.

Weikmans (Forthcoming), « Climate adaptation finance: between expectations and facts », Thiébault, S., Laville, B., & Euzen, A. (Dir.), Adaptation to climate change, Victoires Editions, Paris.

Weikmans, R. (2016), « Le rôle de la coopération au développement dans le financement international de l'adaptation », Zacharie, A. (Ed.), La nouvelle géographie du développement, Coopérer dans un monde en mutation, La Muette, Bruxelles, p. 175-185. [Postprint version]

1.4. Articles Published in Conference Proceedings

Weikmans, R. (2013), « Du changement incrémental au changement transformationnel : actions de l'aide internationale à l'adaptation », Actes du 1er Congrès interdisciplinaire du Développement Durable : quelle transition pour nos sociétés ?, thème 5, p. 105-124. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R. (2012), « Assessing the Costs of Adaptation to Climate Change for Developing Countries: Efforts so far and Challenges Ahead », Proceedings of the International Society for Ecological Economics 2012 Conference, 2012, 25 p. [Postprint version]

1.5. Working & Policy Papers

van Asselt, H., Weikmans, R., & Roberts, J.T. (2017), Pocket Guide to Transparency under the UNFCCC, Oxford Climate Policy / European Capacity Building Initiative, Oxford. [Version postprint]

van Asselt, H., Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., & Abeysinghe, A. (2016), Putting the ‘enhanced transparency framework’ into action: Priorities for a key pillar of the Paris Agreement, Stockholm Environment Institute Policy Brief, Stockholm. [Postprint version]

Durand, A., Hoffmeister, V., Weikmans, R., Gewirtzman, J., Natson, S., Huq, S., & Roberts, J.T. (2016), Financing options for loss and damage: a review and roadmap, Discussion Paper 21/2016, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn. [Postprint version]

van Asselt, H., Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., & Abeysinghe, A. (2016), Transparency of Action and Support under the Paris Agreement, Oxford Climate Policy / European Capacity Building Initiative, Oxford. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R., Roberts, J. T., Holler, J., Guzmán, S., Tellam, I., Ciplet, D., Gonzales Iwanciw, J., & Huq, S. (2016), Submission by Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab on behalf of AdaptationWatch to the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice on the development of accounting modalities for climate finance, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4370.8401. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R., & Roberts, J.T. (2016), "Fit for Purpose: Negotiating the New Climate Finance Accounting Systems", Climate Strategies Policy Brief, n°3, Climate Strategies, London. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R. (2015), The Climate Finance Transparency Gap: Implications for the Belgian Development Co-operation, KLIMOS Working Paper #9, KLIMOS-ACROPOLIS, Brussels. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R. (2015), Vietnam, a Donor Darling of Adaptation Aid? The Credibility of the Rio Marker ‘Adaptation’ Put to The Test, KLIMOS Working Paper n°8, KLIMOS-ACROPOLIS, Brussels. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R. (2015), Le Vietnam, premier bénéficiaire de l’aide à l’adaptation ?, KLIMOS Working Paper n°8, KLIMOS-ACROPOLIS, Bruxelles. [Postprint version]

Kreft, S., Weikmans, R. & Harmeling, S. (2012), The recent SREX report and the UNFCCC loss and damage discourse: A starting point for the debate, Germanwatch, Bonn. [Postprint version]

1.6. Report Chapters

Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., Tellam, I., & Falzon, D., « Introduction: The Missing Piece from Paris », Towards Transparency: The 2016 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report, Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., Falzon, D., Adams, K., …, & Zhu, A. (Ed.), AdaptationWatch, Amsterdam, 2016, p. 9-15. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., & Stadelmann, M., « Accounting Modalities for Climate Finance », Towards Transparency: The 2016 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report, Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., Falzon, D., Adams, K., …, & Zhu, A. (Ed.), AdaptationWatch, Amsterdam, 2016, p. 17-30. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., Falzon, D., & van Asselt, H., « Transparency of Support and Support for Transparency: Taking Stock of Paris and Moving Ahead », Towards Transparency: The 2016 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report, Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., Falzon, D., Adams, K., …, & Zhu, A. (Ed.), AdaptationWatch, Amsterdam, 2016, p. 31-42. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R., Adams, K., August, H., Culver, T., …, & Ciplet, D., « Assessing Developed Countries’ Transparency: A review of 2016 Biennial Reports », Towards Transparency: The 2016 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report, Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., Falzon, D., Adams, K., …, & Zhu, A. (Ed.), AdaptationWatch, Amsterdam, 2016, p. 43-58. [Postprint version]

Falzon, D., Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., Tellam, I., Khan, M., & Huq, S., « Conclusions and Recommendations », Towards Transparency: The 2016 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report, Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., Falzon, D., Adams, K., …, & Zhu, A. (Ed.), AdaptationWatch, Amsterdam, 2016, p. 59-64. [Postprint version]

Roberts, T., Weikmans, R., Tellam, I., & Gurwitt, S., « Defining the Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap », Towards Mutual Accountability: The 2015 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report, AdaptationWatch, Amsterdam, p. 11-24. [Postprint version]

Weikmans, R., & Roberts, T., « A Non-System of Climate Finance Reporting », Towards Mutual Accountability: The 2015 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report, AdaptationWatch, Amsterdam, p. 25-39. [Postprint version]

Adams, K., Ciplet, D., Weikmans, R., Chokshi, S., …, Mitra, M. (2015), « Ranking Donor Countries on Their Biennial Reports », Towards Mutual Accountability: The 2015 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report, AdaptationWatch, Amsterdam, p. 48-60. [Postprint version]

Gurwitt, S., Roberts, T., Weikmans, R., & Tellam, I. (2015), « Conclusions and Recommendations », Towards Mutual Accountability: The 2015 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report, AdaptationWatch, Amsterdam, p. 77-88. [Postprin versiont]

1.7. Blogs

Roberts, J.T. & Weikmans, R. (2016), « Roadmap to Where? Is the ‘$100 billion by 2020’ pledge from Copenhagen still realistic? », Brookings Blogs - Planet Policy, The Intersection of Energy and Climate Policy, October 20, https://www.brookings.edu/blog/planetpolicy/2016/10/20/roadmap-to-where-is-the-100-billion-by-2020-pledge-from-copenhagen-still-realistic/

Weikmans, R., & Roberts, J.T. (2016), « Climate Finance: Time to Know Who Gives What », Climate Strategies and Climate Policy Journal Blog, May 16, 2016, https://climatestrategies.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/climate-finance-time-to-know-who-gives-what/

Roberts, J.T., & Weikmans, R. (2015), « The unfinished agenda of the Paris climate talks: Finance to the global south », Brookings Blogs - Planet Policy, The Intersection of Energy and Climate Policy, December 22, 2015, http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/planetpolicy/posts/2015/12/22-cop21-unfinished-agenda-finance-global-south-roberts-weikmans

Roberts, J.T., & Weikmans, R. (2015), « Is the ‘$100 billion by 2020 goal’ from Copenhagen being met!? A dispatch from the Paris climate conference », Brookings Blogs - Planet Policy, The Intersection of Energy and Climate Policy, December 4, 2015, http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/planetpolicy/posts/2015/12/04-the-100-billion-by-2020-goal-dispatch-paris-climate-conference-roberts-weikmans

Weikmans, R. (2015). « Carte blanche - Financement climatique international : il est temps de jouer la carte de la transparence », La Première, 26 novembre 2015, http://www.rtbf.be/lapremiere/emissions_experience-climat/actualites/article_il-est-temps-de-jouer-la-carte-de-la-transparence?id=9147086&programId=8988

Weikmans, R. (2015). « Carte blanche - Le ‘Wild West’ du financement climatique international », La Première, 27 octobre 2015, http://www.rtbf.be/lapremiere/emissions_experience-climat/actualites/article_carte-blanche-de-romain-weikmans-le-wild-west-du-financement-climatique-international?id=9118480&programId=8988

Weikmans, R., & Roberts, J.T. (2015), « Just cynical manipulation? Making climate finance pledges meaningful », Brookings Blogs - Planet Policy, The Intersection of Energy and Climate Policy, September 14, 2015, http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/planetpolicy/posts/2015/09/14-climate-finance-pledges-weikman-roberts

1.8. Translations

Ciplet, D. & Roberts, J. T. (2015), « Nous avons besoin des Nations Unies pour résoudre la crise climatique - Carte blanche de David Ciplet et de Timmons Roberts », La Première, 8 novembre 2015, traduit de l'anglais par Romain

Weikmans, http://www.rtbf.be/lapremiere/emissions_experience-climat/actualites/article_nous-avons-besoin-des-nations-unies-pour-resoudre-la-crise-climatique-la-carte-blanche-de-david-ciplet-et-de-timmons-roberts?id=9130237&programId=8988

Edwards, G. & Roberts, J. T. (2015), « Un regard américain sur la place du Brésil à COP21 », La Première, 13 octobre 2015, http://www.rtbf.be/lapremiere/emissions_experience-climat/actualites/article_carte-blanche-de-guy-edwards-et-timmons-roberts-universite-de-brown-aux-etats-unis?id=9102332&programId=8988

Kreft, S. & Warner, K. (2012), Évaluation des solutions en matière de pertes et préjudices climatiques en Afrique, traduit de l’anglais par Romain Weikmans, Germanwatch, http://germanwatch.org/de/download/6328.pdf

Germanwatch (2012), Cadrer le débat sur les pertes et préjudices, traduit de l’anglais par Romain Weikmans,

Germanwatch, http://germanwatch.org/de/download/6753.pdf

CEECEC (2010), Le Manuel du CEECEC : l’économie écologique de bas en haut, Civil Society Engagement with

ECological EConomics, 366 p., http://www.ceecec.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/FRENCH-HANDBOOK-FINAL.pdf, traduit de l’anglais par Lucas De Muelenaere, Romain Weikmans et Tom Bauler (CEDD/ULB).

 

2. Conference Presentations, Papers and Posters Presented

2.1. Oral Presentations

Weikmans, R., & Roberts, J.T. (2017), « Governing the mobilization and allocation of climate adaptation finance: Shifting positions in the scholarly and policy realms », The emerging complexity of climate adaptation governance in a globalising world, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, Accepted for oral presentation.

Weikmans, R. (2017), « The prospects and limits of transparency for increased fairness and equity in international climate finance », Clear-Eyed Equity: Setting a Climate Equity and Justice Research Agenda (Arizona State University (ASU), the Climate & Development Lab (CDL) at Brown University, and the Klimalog project of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), 15 May 2017, Bonn.

Weikmans, R. (2017), « Comment soutenir l'adaptation des pays en développement ? », Infocycle de la Coopération technique belge, 9 avril 2017, Bruxelles.

Weikmans, R. (2017), « Changement climatique : quelques clés pour comprendre », Festival du Film Scientifique de Bruxelles, 25 mars 2017, Bruxelles.

Weikmans, R. (2017), « Comprendre la mobilisation internationale en faveur de l'aide internationale à l'adaptation des pays en développement », Infocycle de la Coopération technique belge, 12 février 2017, Bruxelles.

Weikmans, R. (2016), "The 2016 Adaptation Finance Transparency Gap Report", Transparency of support and support for transparency: Taking stock of Paris and moving ahead - Side event organized by Transparency International at UNFCCC COP22, 12 November 2016, Marrakech, Morocco.

Weikmans, R. (2016), "Climate Finance Accounting and Reporting: Collective and Individual Failures", GFLAC Webinar: Reporting of climate finance under the UNFCCC, 3 November 2016.

Weikmans, R. (2016), "Assessing the state of climate change adaptation planning and implementation in the most vulnerable developing countries", CSSD Doctoral Seminar: « Adaptation and climate change, North - South perspectives », 20 October 2016, Brussels, Belgium.

Weikmans, R., Lugen, M., & Zaccai, E. (2016), "International Adaptation Finance: Why the Numbers Don’t Add Up and What to Do About It", Adaptation Futures - 4th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, 10-13 May 2016, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Weikmans, R. (2015), "Climate Finance: The Make-or-Break Issue", The Climate Negotiations in Paris: What's different and why should we care?, 18 November 2015, Brown University, Providence, United States.

Weikmans, R. (2015), "Le financement international de l’adaptation : état des lieux et perspectives", L’Accord de Paris : une question de moyens ? Séminaire Climat du CNCD-11.11.11 & 11.11.11, 27 octobre 2015, Coopération Technique Belge, Bruxelles, Belgique.

Weikmans, R. (2015), "The ‘Wild West’ of Climate Finance And Its Implications for the Belgian Development Cooperation",KLIMOS-Climate Seminar, March 19, 2015, Directorate-General for Development Cooperation, Brussels, Belgium.

Weikmans, R. (2015), "Mécanismes, enjeux, atouts et limites du soutien budgétaire général à l'appui des politiques d'adaptation : illustrations à partir du cas du Vietnam", Financer l'adaptation au changement climatique dans les pays en développement : comment faire en pratique ?, 14 janvier 2015, Bruxelles, Belgique.

Weikmans, R. (2014), "Le concept de vulnérabilité et l'évolution de la compréhension du problème climatique", Construcion de la question environnementale - regards croisés en scuences humaines et sociales, 27 novembre 2014, Bruxelles, Belgique.

Weikmans, R. & Zaccai, E. (2014), "International Adaptation Aid: From Incremental to Transformational Change?", Adaptations Futures, 2014 International Conference on Climate Adaptation, 12-16 May 2014, Fortaleza Ceará, Brazil.

Weikmans, R. (2013), “Assessing the Costs of Adaptation to Climate Change for Developing Countries: Efforts so far and Challenges Ahead in the Prospects of a +4°C World”, European Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference - Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics, 18-21 June 2013, Lille, France.

Weikmans, R. (2013), "International Adaptation Aid", L’adaptation au changement climatique - cadrages et connaissances en débat, Atelier organisé par les projets ANR ClimaConf et MEDEA, 29 mai 2013, Paris, France.

Weikmans, R. (2013), “What do adaptation aid actions look like? The Adaptation Fund as a case study”, European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013, 18-20 March, Hamburg, Germany.

Weikmans, R. (2013), “Aide internationale à l'adaptation aux changements climatiques : tendances récentes et questions clés”,Maison française d’Oxford Doctoral studies: multi-disciplinary papers, 9 February 2013, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Weikmans, R. (2013), “Du changement incrémental au changement transformationnel : actions de l'aide internationale à l'adaptation”, 1er Congrès interdisciplinaire du Développement Durable : quelle transition pour nos sociétés ?, 31 janvier et 1er février, Namur, Belgique.

Weikmans, R. (2012), “Assessing the Costs of Adaptation to Climate Change for Developing Countries: Efforts so far and Challenges Ahead”, International Society for Ecological Economics 2012 Conference - Ecological Economics and Rio+20: Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy, 16-19 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Weikmans, R. (2012), “Vers l'adoption d'une perspective de sécurité humaine dans le champ du changement climatique : la vulnérabilité à l'insécurité climatique”, Third International Conference: Global Environmental Change And Human Security: The Need For A New Vision For Science, Policy and Leadership (Climate Change as an Opportunity), 22-24 novembre 2012, Marrakech, Maroc.

Weikmans, R. (2012), “Adaptation aux changements climatiques dans les pays en développement : paysage actuel, fonds disponibles et défis futurs”, Adaptation aux changements globaux : climat et environnement, de la science à l'action – Congrès annuel de l’ACFAS, 8-9 mai 2012, Montréal, Canada.

2.2. Posters

Natson, S., Gewirtzman, J., & Weikmans, R. (2016), "Assessing Developed Countries’ Compliance Toward UNFCCC Climate Finance Transparency Requirements", Atmospheres Science, art and the air that sustains us, Brown University, Providence, RI April 28-30, 2016.

Bustos, M.C., Holloway, M., & Weikmans, R. (2016), "Progress and Trends in Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in the Most Vulnerable Developing Countries", Atmospheres Science, art and the air that sustains us, Brown University, Providence, RI April 28-30, 2016.

Weikmans, R., Zaccai, E. & Baudoin M.-A. (2012), "Risk management strategies that can facilitate climate change adaptation among poor populations in Africa: a critical review", Adaptations Futures, 2012 International Conference on Climate Adaptation, 29-31 May 2012, Tucson, United States.

Weikmans, R. (2012), "Vulnerability To Climate Change: Beyond The Techno-economic Approach", Knowledge Gaps PhD Conference 2012 - How are you tackling it?, 11-13 April 2012, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, East Anglia, United Kingdom.

 

3. Teaching

  • Climate Change Adaptation Reading Group (4x1h30, Hilary 2013) - Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University.
  • “Réponses sociopolitiques internationales au problème du changement climatique”, MSc Ingénieurs de Gestion, 3 x 180 min, 48 students, 2013-2014-2015, Université de Mons.
  • “L'adaptation au changement climatique dans les pays en développement”, Cours de "Changements climatiques : impacts et solutions", MSc, 1 x 120 min, 2015, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Membre du jury de mémoires de fin d'études (consacrés à l'adaptation aux changements climatiques) d'étudiants du Master en Sciences et Gestion de l'Environnement de l'ULB.

 

4. Long Stays Abroad

 

  • 09/2015 – 08/2016 United States of America (Providence, Rhode Island)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Brown University thanks to a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation

  • 04/2014 – 06/2014 Cambodia & Vietnam

Field research in Vietnam & Cambodia (12 weeks in total): conducted more than 40 in-depth interviews with development co-operation professionals

  • 10/2012 – 03/2013 United Kingdom (Oxford)

Visiting Ph.D. Candidate at the Environmental Change Institute – University of Oxford thanks to a research fellowship from the Wiener-Anspach Foundation

  • 01/2012 – 03/2012 Germany (Bonn)

Visiting Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute for Environment and Human Security – United Nations University thanks to a research fellowship from Wallonie- Bruxelles International

  • 03/2011 – 06/2011 Kenya (Nairobi)

Intern at the Embassy of Belgium in Kenya (Permanent Representation of Belgium to the United Nations Environment Programme)

  • 09/2010 – 01/2011 Switzerland (Lausanne)

Exchange Student at the Université de Lausanne as part of my Master en sciences et gestion de l'environnement

  • 07/2008 – 12/2008 South Africa (Durban)

Exchange Student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal as part of my Bachelier en sociologie et anthropologie

 

5. Peer Review

Natures Sciences SociétésRevue Tiers MondeVertigoCahiers économiques de BruxellesClimatic ChangeRevista Brasileira de Política Internacional

 

6. Missions of Expertise

Nominated in February 2016 by the Government of Belgium to be included in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) roster of experts for the reviews of biennial reports and national communications submitted by Parties to the Convention.

Participation as Climate Finance Expert in the Belgian Delegation to the UNFCCC COP20 in Lima, Peru (1- 12 December 2014); COP21 in Paris, France (30 November-12 December 2015); and COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco (7 - 18 November 2016).

Issue expert for the Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science – Maps on Climate Change Adaptation / Part One: International Negotiations First Data Sprint (FP7 “Science in Society” Programme), 6-10 January 2014, Sciences Po Paris, Paris, France (URL: http://www.emapsproject.com/blog/archives/2348).

Participation in the government review for Belgium of the IPCC AR5 WGII (http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/contributors/reviewers/P100)

Participation in the writing of the “Opinion on Climate and Development Co-operation” (2013) of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development (http://www.frdo-cfdd.be/sites/default/files/content/download/files/2013a13f.pdf)

 

7. Media Coverage Highlights

2017. The Daily Star. « Governance in climate finance needs to improve. » Research featured, March 13. http://www.thedailystar.net/city/governance-climate-finance-needs-improve-1375027

2017. The Daily Sun. « Improve governance in CCA finance. » Research featured, March 13. http://mediasourcebd.com/data/tibms/2017/March/13/Daily%20Sun,%20Page%2003,%20March%2013,%202017.jpg

2017. The Financial Express. « TIB survey calls for Bangladesh's greater role in climate change adaptation fund. » Research featured, March 13. http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2017/03/13/64183/TIB-survey-calls-for-Bangladesh's-greater-role-in-climate-change-adaptation-fund

2017. The News Today. « CCA fund handling satisfactory. » Research featured, March 13. http://mediasourcebd.com/data/tibms/2017/March/13/News%20Today,%20Page%2001,%20March%2013,%202017.jpg

2016. Le Soir. « Marrakech, les négociations climatiques en mode ‘pause’  après Paris. » Quoted, November 18. http://plus.lesoir.be/archive/d-20161118-GC7V8U

2016. De Standaard. « Creatief met klimaatgeld. » Research featured, November 16. https://goo.gl/PnXFW4

2016. De Morgen. « Klimaathulp voor derde wereld is een illusie. » Research featured, November 16. http://www.demorgen.be/buitenland/klimaathulp-voor-derde-wereld-is-een-illusie-bf31fb8f/OA3t3/

2016. The Dhaka Tribune. « Concern over climate finance transparency. » Quoted and research featured, November 14. http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/environment/2016/11/14/concern-climate-finance-transparency/

2016. Climate Home. « Why It’s Time to Come Clean on Climate Finance. » Research featured, November 3. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/11/03/why-its-time-to-come-clean-on-climate-finance/

2016. Climate Home. « Climate finance in 2016: 4 reports you need to read. » Research featured, November 3. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/11/03/climate-finance-in-2016-4-reports-you-need-to-read/

2016. The Dhaka Tribune, « Climate finance ‘less transparent since Paris talks’. » Quoted and research featured, November 2. http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/environment/2016/11/02/climate-finance-less-transparent-since-paris-talks/

2016. Novethic. « Finance verte : la transparence de l'information laisse à désirer. » Quoted and research featured, November 3. http://www.novethic.fr/empreinte-terre/climat/isr-rse/finance-verte-la-transparence-de-l-information-laisse-a-desirer-144139.html

2016. La Libre Belgique. « La justice américaine suspend le "Plan climat" d’Obama. » Interview, 11 février. http://www.lalibre.be/actu/international/la-justice-americaine-suspend-le-plan-climat-d-obama-56bc1ef33570b1fc111002b5

2016. GreenBiz. « Microinsurance and the new market for climate equity. » Quoted and research featured, January 14. http://www.greenbiz.com/article/microinsurance-and-new-market-climate-equity

2015. Missouri Layers Weekly. « Billions in climate aid pledges have ‘wild west’ accounting. » Quoted and research featured, December 24 http://molawyersmedia.com/2015/12/24/billions-in-climate-aid-pledges-have-wild-west-accounting/

2015. Providence Journal. « Sonya Gurwitt: A case for greater transparency in climate finance » Research featured, December 14. http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151214/OPINION/151219663

2015. Accounting Web. « Climate aid pledges have Wild West accounting. »  Quoted, December 14. http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/business/finance-strategy/9am-lowdown-senior-mp-calls-for-investigation-of-kpmg

2015. Times of India. « Paris climate pact looks pretty but smells bad. » Research featured, December 13. http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/twinkle-twinkle/paris-climate-pact-looks-pretty-but-smells-bad/

2015. Gulf News. « Climate deal offers chance to save world. » Quoted, December 13. http://www.pressreader.com/uae/gulf-news/20151213/281973196597567/TextView

2015. Down To Earth. « The curious case of climate finance. » Quoted and research featured, December 12. http://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/the-curious-case-of-climate-finance-52124

2015. Investment Watch. « Climate aid scam… » Quoted, December 11. http://investmentwatchblog.com/weekend-un-talks-last-chance-for-earth-climate-aid-scam-bbc-removes-radio-host-after-mocks-global-warming/

2015. Mashable. « No one knows how much money goes into climate change because it's 'a process of lying the more you can' » Quoted, December 11. http://mashable.com/2015/12/11/climate-change-financing-lies/#mdOPCdIYb8qQ

2015. New Republic. « Will the Paris Climate Agreement Save the World? » Quoted, December 11. https://newrepublic.com/article/125668/will-paris-climate-agreement-save-world

2015. The New York Times. « Billions in Climate Aid Pledges Have 'Wild West' Accounting. » Quoted and research featured, December 11. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/12/11/world/europe/ap-eu-climate-countdown-funny-money.html

2015. The Washington Post. « Billions in Climate Aid Pledges Have 'Wild West' Accounting. » Quoted and research featured, December 11. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/billions-in-climate-aid-pledges-have-wild-west-accounting/2015/12/11/7454626a-a00b-11e5-9ad2-568d814bbf3b_story.html

2015. The American Interest. « COP21 Discord Proliferates as Paris Heads into Overtime. » Quoted, December 11. http://www.the-american-interest.com/2015/12/11/discord-proliferates-as-paris-heads-into-overtime/

2015. Climate Home. « Five days to make history: What next at the Paris climate talks? »  Quoted, December 10. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2015/12/06/five-days-to-make-history-what-next-at-the-paris-climate-talks/

2015. La Première. « Carte blanche de Nicolas Fautré : COP21 – Cent milliards de dollars au soleil. » Quoted, December 10. http://www.rtbf.be/lapremiere/emissions_experience-climat/actualites/article_cop21-cent-milliards-de-dollars-au-soleil?id=9161272&programId=8988

2015. La Première. « Questions Clés – Dans les coulisses de la délégation… » Interview, 10 décembre. http://www.rtbf.be/lapremiere/emissions_experience-climat/actualites/article_questions-cles-dans-les-coulisses-de-la-delegation?id=9160992&programId=8988

2015. Think Forward. « 4 things we’re tracking as Paris climate negotiations hit the home stretch. » Research featured, December 7. http://www.iatp.org/blog/201512/4-things-we%E2%80%99re-tracking-as-paris-climate-negotiations-hit-the-home-stretch

2015. Die Welt. « Minister sollen Bewegung in Klimagespräche bringen. » Quoted, December 6. http://www.welt.de/newsticker/dpa_nt/infoline_nt/brennpunkte_nt/article149651102/Minister-sollen-Bewegung-in-Klimagespraeche-bringen.html

2015. Saarbrücker Zeitung. « Hoffnung für das Klima. » Quoted, December 7. http://www.saarbruecker-zeitung.de/politik/Paris-Entwicklungslaender-Erderwaermung-Milliarden-Dollar-Minister-Rettung-Verhandlungen;art2815,5993509

2015. Frankfurter Allgemeine. « Minister übernehmen Klimagespräche. » Quoted, December 6. http://www.faz.net/agenturmeldungen/unternehmensnachrichten/roundup-fortschritt-aber-tiefe-graeben-minister-uebernehmen-klimagespraeche-13951318.html

2015. Transparency International. « 3 conditions for successful COP21 Paris climate agreement. » Research featured, December 3. http://www.transparency.org/news/feature/3_conditions_for_successful_cop21_paris_climate_agreement

2015. The Hindu. « Towards an ambitious and fair deal. » Research featured, December 2. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/towards-an-ambitious-and-fair-deal/article7938425.ece

2015. Climate Home. « $1 trillion funding gap for poorest countries’ climate plans. » Research featured, November 30. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2015/11/30/cop21-1-trillion-funding-gap-for-poorest-countries-climate-plans/

2015. La Repubblica. « Clima: per l’adattamento servono molti più soldi. » Research featured, November 30. http://www.repubblica.it/news/ambiente/rep_rinnovabili_clima-adattamento-molti-soldi-333.html

2015. AllAfrica. « Africa: Can Paris Climate Deal End Funding Drought to Help the Poor Cope? » Research featured, November 27. http://allafrica.com/stories/201511300001.html

2015. Reuters.  « Can Paris climate deal end funding drought to help the poor cope? » Research featured, November 27. http://uk.reuters.com/article/climatechange-summit-adaptation-idUKL8N13M24Q20151127

2015. Le Huffington Post. « La COP21 sera-t-elle le théâtre de tensions géopolitiques ? » Research featured, November 27, 2015. http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/christophe-buffet/la-cop21-sera-t-elle-le-theatre-de-tensions-geopolitiques/

2015. Climate Central. « The $100 Billion Climate Question. » Quoted, November 23. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/the-100-billion-climate-question-19726

2015. Scientific American. « The $100 Billion Climate Question. » Quoted, November 23. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-100-billion-climate-question/

2015. Le Soir. « Les clés de l’actu : comprendre la COP21. » Extended interview, November 23. http://plus.lesoir.be/14806/article/2015-11-23/les-cles-de-lactu-comprendre-la-cop21

2015. Renouvelle (Apere). « Financement climat : un jeu de dupes ? » Quoted, November 19. http://www.renouvelle.be/fr/actualite-internationale/financement-climat-un-jeu-de-dupes

2014. Radio Contact. « Journal de 12h30 : interview sur le typhon Neoguri (Japon). » 8 juillet.

2014. RTBF. « 15 minutes : interview sur la sortie du Volume 2 intitulé ‘Changements climatiques 2014 : impacts, adaptation et vulnérabilité’ du 5ème Rapport d’évaluation du GIEC (2014). » 20 mars.

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