The Knowledge to Act



Joachim Roth

Associate, Energy Program
  • Topics of Expertise

    Clean energy transition

    Green economy strategies

  • Education

    Master of Arts in Development Studies (2017): London School of Economics and Political Science

    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics (2015): McGill University

Joachim Roth is an associate with IISD’s Energy team. Joachim works on the circular economy, green fiscal policies, and coal phase-out with a particular focus on a just transition in developing and emerging economies. His recent work includes a report on the fiscal transition away from fossil fuels in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and research on the trade- and employment-related impacts of a shift to a circular economy in Finland. 

Based in Europe, Joachim has had the opportunity to present research findings on the just energy transition at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and several international climate events, including the OECD’s EU4Energy Policy Forum and the 2019 World Circular Economy Forum. 

Prior to joining IISD, Joachim worked as a sustainability analyst at the Center for Development and Strategy, as a research intern at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, and as a project coordinator at LSE Enterprise. 

Joachim holds a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from McGill University and a master's degree in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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