Lukas Hermwille is a Senior Researcher and project co-ordinator at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. He is part of the Global Climate Governance research unit of the Energy, Transport and Climate Policy Division. He has been working in the field of international climate policy since 2008 with a focus on market-based mitigation instruments as well as questions of the overall governance architecture of the climate regime. Furthermore, he has worked on the transformation of energy sectors from a global perspective. He is the principal investigator for the EU-funded CINTRAN research project and has participated co-leading a work package international governance COP21:RIPPLES project on the adequacy of the Paris Agreement. Lukas is currently completing his dissertation as an external PhD candidate at IVM Institute for Environmental Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In his dissertation project he aims at integrating theoretical perspectives from transition studies and international governance theory. He has graduated with a diploma in Regional Sciences of Latin America with a special focus on energy and environmental economics.