Roman Sieler works as a Research Analyst with adelphi. The focus of his work is on energy policy topics, in particular on the support of the energy policy dialogue of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with Japan and South Korea. Furthermore, he supports additional research projects in the context of renewable energy and energy policy.
Before joining adelphi, Roman worked with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Beijing, China. There, he mostly worked on research related to the Chinese emissions trading system as well as on supporting international dialogue and training formats. In addition, he gained experience related to China as well as Central and South East Asia while interning with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, working mostly on renewable energy as well as on economic and development policy. Complementing this knowledge of the Asian context, Roman was also able to gain regional expertise in Latin America while working for local projects in Argentina and Brazil. In voluntary positions, for instance as an observer in the UNFCCC context, he furthermore gained insights related to international climate politics and diplomacy as well as climate justice.
Roman holds two M.Sc. degrees in International Development and Growth from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain and from Lund University in Sweden. His studies focused on sustainable development, energy, and environmental economics, with a regional focus on Latin America and East Asia. For his master’s theses, he looked into the effects of the Chinese pilot emissions trading systems on different industrial sectors as well as into the effects of climate change on coastal communities in Indonesia. Roman received his B.Sc. in International Economics and American Studies with a focus on development policy and international cooperation from Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen, Germany, while also attending Tufts University in the United States. The topic of his bachelor’s thesis was the persistence and causes of inequality in the biological standard of living in Asia.