Jonathan Volt is a communication assistant at the Earth System Governance International Project Office. His focus is on research, communications and editorial support for inputs into the policy process for the Sustainable Development Goals being developed for both the governance of, and governance for, the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Previously, he served as an intern at the International Project Office.
He is currently writing his Master’s thesis at the department of Political Science at Lund University, and holds two B.Sc. from the same university; in Political Science and in Economics. Jonathan has a strong educational background and manages a broad set of analytical tools. He also brings practical experience from the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn where Jonathan worked as an intern for six months, in the Mitigation, Data & Analysis (MDA) Programme. During his time in Bonn he supported the MDA programme in preparing for the first Multilateral Assessment process, which was finalized at the SBI41 session in Lima 2014. Jonathan prepared, and presented, a praised presentation to the secretariat containing his analysis of the Multilateral Assessment process, an analysis that included both quantitative and qualitative analytical conclusions. Jonathan also supported the work on the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) process and its related multilateral negotiations held in Bonn October 2014. He also brings practical experience from his time as an assisting project manager for a national health care project, initiated by Region Skane, aiming to improve different processes within the Swedish health care system. The project was the first of its kind and enhanced the interregional cooperation within this sector.
His research interests include global, regional and local governance, climate change, sustainable development, data analysis and decision-making processes.