Kilian Raiser is a PhD student at the Hertie School, and part of the Centre for Sustainability. His research focuses on international cooperation on climate change. In his PhD thesis, Kilian studies the Paris Agreement, aiming to better understand the mechanisms through which the agreement proposes to limit global greenhouse gas emissions, and the prospects for these mechanisms to succeed in doing so. Alongside his PhD Kilian worked with colleagues from both the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Study, and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, for example co-authoring a paper on the social outcomes of climate policies. He is also contributing author to the upcoming sixth assessment report of the IPCC. Prior to his PhD Kilian completed two masters programs in International Affairs, and Environment and Development, at the Hertie School and the University of East Anglia. Beyond his academic work, since 2016 Kilian has worked as a freelance consultant for planpolitik, teaching international politics through interactive teaching methods.
Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Flachsland