Philip Bubeck is a research associate at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Potsdam and works with adelphi as a Senior Associate on the topics of climate change adaptation, vulnerability, and natural hazard reduction.
During his time at adelphi, Philip has led multiple consulting and research projects for the German Environment Agency (UBA), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the European Commission (FP7). The remit of these projects included the integration of climate change adaptation into federal legislation, factors for success of climate adaptation strategies, and knowledge transfer in the area of natural hazard management. He has additionally played an important role in the development of the Vulnerability Sourcebook, a practice-oriented guideline for conducting standardised vulnerability assessments in development cooperation work. He has also carried out trainings and stakeholder workshops on this topic in, for example, Pakistan.
Prior to his work at adelphi, Philip was involved in various projects at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at VU University in Amsterdam and at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (GFZ) German Research Centre for Geosciences, dealing with the effects of climate change on water resources, possible adaptation strategies, and diverse aspects of flood risk management in Europe and Vietnam.
In his doctoral dissertation, gained in 2013 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Philip worked on the topic ‘Private flood mitigation measures in a changing risk environment‘. He is the author of numerous book chapters and contributions to international peer-reviewed journals. Philip studied Scientific Policy (M.A.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany, and Environment and Resource Management (MSc) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.