Kevin M. Adams’ research focuses primarily on global climate politics, including climate adaptation, climate finance and the political economy of environmental problems.
At SEI, Kevin has worked on understanding the implications of transnational climate risks for climate financing, as part of the Global Finance Initiative, where he leads a work package on multilateral climate funds, particularly the Green Climate Fund, and the Mistra Geopolitics foresight team.
Broadly, Kevin is interested in understanding the way global governance institutions continue to evolve in a world influenced by climate change. Trained as an environmental sociologist, he is particularly interested in using political and ethical theory to understand the role of democratic norms like legitimacy, transparency and justice in environmental policymaking.
Kevin M. Adams joined SEI Stockholm in 2017. Prior to joining SEI, Kevin worked as a contractor for several organizations, including the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. He holds a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado and a BS in Geophysics and a BS in Social Sciences from Michigan State University, USA.