Julian Schwartzkopff works as a Policy Adviser in E3G's Berlin office. His current focus is on coal and Just Transition issues, as well as climate risk management in Europe.
Before joining E3G, Julian was writing his dissertation on lobbying in the European Commission's expert groups, until he withdrew from his PhD programme at the European University Institute to pursue a non-academic career. Julian also worked on EU climate and energy policy at the Institute for European Policy (IEP) in Berlin. At IEP, he was tasked with writing policy analyses for the EU Energy Policy Monitoring website which tracked changes in all energy related policy fields.
Since 2015, he has been active in Polis180, a youg German foreign and security policy think tank. There, he focuses on issues of climate security, occasionally publishing opinion pieces and participating in events.
Through a six-month internship with the United Nations Development Programme in São Tomé and Principe, a small island state, he has gained first-hand experience of the particular difficulties climate change poses to developing countries.
Julian has a BA in Political Science from the Free University Berlin, an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and an MRes in Political Science from the European University Institute. His theses and academic work dealt mainly with Political Economy, lobbying, and multi-level decision making in the EU. His native language is German and he speaks fluent English, French, Portuguese, as well as basic Italian.