Dr. Lukas Hermwille

Co-Head of Research Unit Transformative Industrial Policy

Education and Academic Training

  • 2016 - 2021 PhD on the role of global climate governance as a facilitator of the transition of unsustainable socio-technical Systems at IVM Institute for Environmental Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 2006 - 2012 Diploma in Regional Sciences of Latin America focusing on Economics and Energy Economics, University of Cologne

Professional Experience

  • Research Fellow at Wuppertal Institute since 2013
  • 2009 - 2012 Freelance collaborator at Germanwatch e.V. on international climate policy and German energy and climate policy
  • 2009 - 2010 Research Assistant, Chair for Energy Economics at University of Cologne

Research Focus

  • International climate policy
  • Flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol
  • Global energy transformation
  • Structural change in carbon-intensive regions


  • German Association for Political Science
  • Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN)
  • Research Fellow at Earth System Governance Project


  • Reviewer for various journals such as "Energy Policy", "Climate Policy", "Energy Research and Social Science", "Earth System Governance", "International Environmental Agreements"
  • Reviewer for book publications at Cambridge University Press

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