Emily Wright
MA European Politics

Emily Wright works as a Consultant for adelphi in the field of climate, energy and international cooperation. Focuses of her research include the impacts of climate change and low-carbon transition on fragile, conflict-prone states, and migration and displacement in the context of environmental and climate change. She has also designed and planned a variety of different types of events to promote discussion and collaboration on climate action and sustainable development.

In her work Emily Wright has contributed to a variety of comparative analyses and case studies on current climate and foreign policy issues. She is a co-author of a report on responding to migration, environmental and climate change via climate change adaptation policy for the German Environment Agency, as well as a report analysing the implications of deep decarbonisation processes for European foreign policy for the project “Foreign policy responses to climate change: addressing risks, seizing opportunities” on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office. Alongside her research, Emily Wright has worked on a wide range of projects supporting stakeholder dialogue on sustainable development, climate action and the implementation of the Paris Agreement in German and international contexts. She has experience in designing and organising a variety of event formats including international conferences, study tours, delegation visits, workshops and webinars, and has worked with a range of clients including the German Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Germen Environment Agency, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, and the European External Action Service.

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 2016 reform the German Renewable Energy Act. She also has a BA in French and German from the University of Leeds, UK.

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