The Baltic Geopolitics Programme is pleased to announce the appointment of a second Research Associate, thanks to the generosity of Swedish philanthropist Björn Savén. Trevelyan Wing joins the Programme from the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG), where he has contributed as a PhD candidate and Centre Researcher.

Trevelyan’s current research tackles energy issues related to the net-zero transition and energy security concerns, most recently linked to the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine and its aftermath – topics that he will continue to explore as a Baltic Fellow at the Centre for Geopolitics.

“I am delighted to join the talented team here”, Trevelyan says, noting that “Energy has risen to the top of the political agenda in many countries (especially in light of the Ukraine conflict), today representing a major priority and preoccupation for governments and societies across the Baltic Sea region, European continent, and indeed worldwide”.

This, he points out, is compounded by the fact that “we are simultaneously grappling with the climate crisis and imperative to accelerate our shift to more sustainable low-carbon systems and economies at scale”. In this context, he argues, “Rethinking/decarbonising our energy supply and ensuring its security to the extent possible count among the greatest and most pressing challenges of our time, fraught with difficulties but also unique opportunities”. “My research lies at this intersection”, he explains, “and I am excited to take it forward at the CfG”.

At Cambridge, Trevelyan has been a scholarship holder at Peterhouse and, for his work on the low-carbon transition, was named a ‘Young Leader’ (one of “the most promising and passionate…urban change-makers of 30 years or younger”) by Eurocities and Urban Future. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA from Dartmouth College and an MPhil from the University of Oxford as a Dr Yungtai Hsu Scholar at St John’s College, after which he was awarded a DAAD scholarship by the German government to undertake further research at the University of Heidelberg, where he was appointed a research associate at the Institute for Political Science and Zukunftskolleg Fellow at the Heidelberg Centre for the Environment.

A competitive fencer in his spare time, Trevelyan was inducted into Dartmouth’s athletic hall of fame, earned a Full Blue, and is the first person to captain both Oxford and Cambridge University teams. He is a native of Falmouth, Massachusetts in the United States.

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