Rishi Vijay Kumar
Rishi is a Researcher at E3G’s Climate Diplomacy & Risk and Resilience team. His work focuses on developing coalitions and building relationships to enable E3G to influence decision-makers to improve climate security and enhance solidarity with climate vulnerable countries.
On a daily basis, Rishi supports E3G in developing a strategy for engagement with climate vulnerable countries. His work will assist in driving G7, G20 and civil society action on a global solidarity agenda. A key focus is on tracking HAC, climate progressive alliances and climate vulnerable country alliances.
Prior to joining E3G, Rishi worked at the European Commission on Climate Action, where he assisted the international relations unit in enhancing the effectiveness of climate diplomacy. He also gained experiences at the Resilience team of Rotterdam, Dutch Consulate in Mumbai and as a consultant at Day of Adaptation.
Rishi holds an MSc in International Public Policy and Management from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a BA in International Studies (spec. South and Southeast Asia) from Leiden University. His hobbies and interests range from following geopolitics to watching the latest movies. A fun fact is that he has almost travelled around all continents.