Julia Melnikova is a Research Analyst at adelphi. She specialises in the topic areas of international climate and energy policy, market-based mechanisms for addressing climate change, and international cooperation. She works on research papers and policy recommendations and analyses the institutional landscapes and activities of individual organisations in the context of global climate and energy policy.
Prior to her position at adelphi, Julia gained practical experience in the division "Legal Affairs Climate Protection and Energy, Emissions Trading" at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), where she examined the most recent reforms in climate protection law in the United States, United Kingdom, and Eastern Europe. Beyond that, she supported the secretariat of the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) in its production of the ICAP Status Report 2014. Julia was also responsible for overseeing the content and organisation of multiple events, including the ICAP-IETA High-Level Carbon Pricing Dialogue at the 2014 UN Climate Summit and the ICAP Annual Meeting. During her studies, she worked at the Goethe Institute in Moscow and oversaw projects promoting German-Russian relations.
Julia holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. In her master’s thesis, she investigated the activities of informal actors in international climate politics. She previously obtained a diploma from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Russia, and spent a semester abroad at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany.