Tobias Bernstein is a Research Analyst at adelphi, working on projects related to municipal climate policy in the EU and international climate policy with a focus on carbon markets. His work focuses on creating recommendations for climate policy implementation and communication as well as providing technical analysis of climate and energy policy instruments.
Before joining adelphi, Tobias supported the Secretariat of the International Carbon Action Partnership – an intergovernmental forum for emissions trading systems (ETS) – first as an intern and later as a project assistant. His work focused on projects relating to knowledge sharing and technical dialogue focusing on market stability mechanisms in ETS and the interaction of ETS with electricity markets. Tobias also has experience in the public sector, having completed an internship at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in the department working on the energy transition in the transport sector and a half-year placement at the energy and environment department of the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin, where he helped Danish firms integrate into the German market. Following his work at the Embassy, Tobias continued to consult the energy and environment department in an ad hoc capacity on questions pertaining to German renewable energy policy.
Tobias attained a Master of International Affairs at the Hertie School in Berlin where he specialized in security and sustainability. As part of his specialization, he took a range of courses relating to environmental and energy policy, including emissions pricing, electricity economics, electricity markets modelling, and renewable energy policy. His master’s thesis quantitatively assessed the distributional impacts of implemented and proposed climate policies in the transport sector in Germany. While at the Hertie School, Tobias held the role of executive editor of the university’s policy magazine, the Governance Post. Before moving to Berlin, Tobias completed a dual major undergraduate degree in International Relations & Language and Linguistics at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.