Jakob Gomolka is a Climate Diplomacy and Security Analyst with Berlin-based sustainability think tank Adelphi.
As a researcher, Jakob is primarily interested in the catastrophic risks associated with climate change. Beyond immediate climate security threats like the collapse of agricultural yields and resource scarcity, Jakob focuses on second-order and long-term effects of climate change, such as the governance of geoengineering and how a warming world will affect geopolitical competition.
Jakob has professional experience in Brussels, Washington, and Beijing. He has previously worked for the European External Action Service and German international development agency GIZ, focussing on climate and environmental cooperation. A political scientist and political theorist by training, he holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge as well as a Master’s degree from Fudan University.