Sebastian is a recent Ph.D candidate at the Climate Resilient Development programme. In the scope of measuring impacts of climate adaptation, his PhD research evolves around tracking progress of climate adaptation technologies, providing science-based input to the further development of adaptation metrics. As a first step and linked to activities under the Technical Needs Assessment (TNA), the PhD-project assists in taking stock of programme impacts in selected partnering countries, and examines how adaptation technologies have accessed climate finance.
Sebastian holds as MSc in Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen, with a focus on global climate governance and climate adaptation in developing countries. As a geographer by training, Sebastian has carried out fieldwork in developing countries, and obtained a sound experience with stakeholder-interviews, community-based surveys and Participatory Rural Appraisal Tools.
To the PhD position at UNEP DTU, Sebastian brings work experience from private and public sector, where he has supported the delivery of scientific reports, conducted technical and quantitative assessments and written project proposals for international funding. Additionally, Sebastian has an in-depth understanding of the climate negotiations under the UNFCCC, and has participated in negotiation sessions as part of the official Danish delegation.