Emily Wright
MA European Politics
Research Analyst

Emily Wright is a political scientist and linguist working as a Research Analyst at adelphi in the field of climate and energy diplomacy. The focuses of her work include research and analyses on current climate and foreign policy issues, particularly environmental and climate change related migration and the impacts of climate change on fragile, conflict-prone states.

In her work Emily Wright is involved in designing, researching and writing comparative analyses and case studies. She is also the co-author of case studies for the project “Foreign policy responses to climate change: addressing risks, seizing opportunities” on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office. Alongside these analyses, Emily Wright has designed and implemented various event formats aimed at promoting stakeholder dialogue. Last year she played a major role in designing, organising, carrying out and documenting several media tours and intercultural events for the projects “German and European Perspectives on the Energy Transition – Media study tours for climate change journalists” for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Buildings and Nuclear Safety” and the EU-India Climate Change Dialogue.

Emily Wright is an English native speaker with excellent German communication skills and many years of experience in translating and editing articles, reports, briefings and news features on topics related to the environment, climate change, energy and development policy. Prior to joining adelphi, Emily was a Research Assistant on the EDGE Project (Evaluating the Delivery of Environmental Governance using an Evidence-based Research Design) run by the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. Before that she worked for several years at a well-respected Berlin-based translation agency, both translating and managing projects for a variety of clients including the Language Service of the German Bundestag, the Leopoldina – German National Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam, New Energy magazine, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and the Helmholtz Association.

Emily completed her Master’s degree in Contemporary European Politics, Policy and Society at the University of Bath, UK, and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Particular focuses of her studies were climate and energy policy and migration and asylum policy at EU level, international climate policy, sustainable transition processes and the energy transition in Germany and the UK. Her MA thesis contributed to research on the social and political consequences of energy transition by evaluating the increased political influence of citizen energy providers during the most recent reforms the German Renewable Energy Act. She also has a BA in French and German from the University of Leeds, UK.

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