Geronimo Gussmann

PhD student
Adaptation and Social Learning

tel +49 30-2060738-26
fax +49 30-2060738-33

Global Climate Forum e.V.
Neue Promenade 6
10178 Berlin, Germany

Geronimo Gussmann is a PhD student and research assistant in the Adaptation and Social Learning process. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from University Leipzig and a master degree in International Relations from Technical University Dresden. He has worked in national and international government institutions and studied abroad in Ireland and France.

At the Global Climate Forum he is involved in the INseaPTION project that co-develops coastal climate services tailored to the needs and practices of coastal users. Here, he leads the work-stream of the Maldivian case study. His research aims at the intersection of the economy, environment and politics with a special focus on governance and decision-making frameworks in coastal adaptation.


Gussmann, G., Hinkel, J. (2021). A framework for assessing the potential effectiveness of adaptation policies: Coastal risks and sea-level rise in the Maldives. Environmental Science & Policy. Volume 115: 35-42.

Gussmann, G., Hinkel, J. (2020). What drives relocation policies in the Maldives?. Climatic Change (2020).