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Romain Weikmans

Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels
Email: Romain.Weikmans [at] ulb [period/dot] be

Romain Weikmans is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research at the Centre for Studies on Sustainable Development of the Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels (Belgium). His research interests center on global climate governance, with a focus on climate finance and climate transparency. Romain is also a part-time lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, and the Vice-Chair of the Working Group “Energy-Climate” of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development.

Romain Weikmans Website.


Transparency in Global Climate Governance

Weikmans, R., & Gupta, A. (2021), “Assessing state compliance with multilateral climate transparency: ‘Transparency Adherence Indices’ and their research and policy implications,” Climate Policy.

Weikmans, R., van Asselt, H., & Roberts, J. T. (2020), “Transparency requirements under the Paris Agreement and their (un)likely impact on strengthening the ambition of nationally determined contributions (NDCs),” Climate Policy, vol. 20, n°4, p. 511-526.

Ciplet, D., Adams, K., Weikmans, R., & Roberts, J.T. (2018), “The Transformative Capability of Transparency in Global Environmental Governance,” Global Environmental Politics, vol. 18, n°3, p. 130-150.


Climate Finance

Roberts, J.T., Weikmans, R., Robinson, S.-a., Ciplet, D., Khan, M., & Falzon, D. (2021), “Rebooting a failed promise of climate finance,” Nature Climate Change.

Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T, & Robinson, S.-a. (2020), “What counts as climate finance? Define urgently,” Nature, vol. 588, n°7837, p. 220.

Khan, M., Robinson, S.-A., Weikmans, R., Ciplet, D., & Roberts, J. T. (2020), “Twenty-five years of adaptation finance through a climate justice lens,” Climatic Change, vol. 161, n°2, p. 251-269.

Weikmans, R., & Roberts, J.T. (2019), “The International Climate Finance Accounting Muddle: Is There Hope on the Horizon?,” Climate and Development, vol. 11, n°2, p. 97-111

Gewirtzman, J., Natson, S., Richards, J.-A., Hoffmeister, V., Durand, A., Weikmans, R., Huq, S., & Roberts, J.T. (2018), “Financing loss and damage: reviewing options under the Warsaw International Mechanism,” Climate Policy, vol. 18, n°8, p. 1076-1086.

Roberts, J.T., Natson, S., Hoffmeister, V., Durand, A., Weikmans, R., Gewirtzman, J., & Huq, S. (2017), “How will we pay for loss and damage?,” Ethics, Policy & Environment, vol. 20, n°2, p. 208-226.

Weikmans, R., Roberts, J.T., Baum, J., Bustos, C., & Durand, A. (2017), “Assessing the credibility of how climate adaptation aid projects are categorised,” Development in Practice, vol. 27, n°4, p. 458-471.

Roberts, J.T., & Weikmans, R. (2017), “Fragmentation, failing trust and enduring tensions over what counts as climate finance,” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, vol. 17, n°1, p. 129-137.

Media Coverage

Thomson Reuters Foundation News. “As U.S. rejoins Paris pact, hopes rise for reopening of climate finance tap.” Interview, 19 February 2021.

The Guardian. “Call to tax international flights to raise climate funds for poor countries.” Interview, 18 February 2021.

Nature. “Global climate action needs trusted finance data.” Interview, 6 January.

The New Humanitarian. “Why climate funds may be ‘displacing’ lifesaving aid.” Interview, 17 March.