Adrian Foong is a Research Analyst at adelphi in the field of climate diplomacy. His work focuses on climate, development and foreign policies and how these can be developed to address climate-related security and fragility risks.
Adrian was previously a Project Assistant, also with the adelphi climate diplomacy team. During this time he provided support for research, data collection and editorial work for various studies and reports. Adrian also gained experience in quantitative data analysis from his internship and graduate research work at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), where he analysed data on greenhouse gas emission inventories in the agricultural sector. Prior to coming to Germany, Adrian worked at a nature conservation site at Batu Caves, Malaysia, where he conducted educational scientific tours as well as environmental research and monitoring in a tropical limestone cave.
Adrian holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Koblenz-Landau, where he was also employed as a Scientific Assistant at the University’s Environmental Economics Working Group, during which he assisted in conducting desktop research in the preparation of project proposals. As part of his Master’s thesis, Adrian explored the linkages between agricultural production emissions and international food trade to analyse trends in consumption-based emissions of the agricultural sector. Previously, Adrian completed his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Tasmania, Australia.