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Yana Popkostova was an Associate Analyst at EUISS from 2021-2023. Yana was responsible for the environmental security portfolio, and investigated the compound security challenges posed by climate change, environmental degradation, and ecosystems depletion, focusing on mechanisms to mitigate and prevent impacts on European security and foreign policy.
Yana is a geopolitics of energy expert. She has established record of engagement on geopolitical, governance and commodities volatility. Her work at the energy-climate-geopolitics nexus has been featured in edited volumes, expert publications, and high-level industry events.
Yana is the founder of the European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis, an Advisory Board Member of the World Energy & Meteorology Council, and a Trilemma expert at the World Energy Council.
Prior experience includes the European Parliament, the European Climate Foundation, and as an expert reviewer for the IPCC 1.5 ̊C report. She was an inaugural recipient of the EUI Policy Leaders Fellowship.
Yana holds a postgraduate degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).