Jakob Friedrich Nehls

Am Wetterkreuz 15
91058 Erlangen

Jakob Nehls (he/him) holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and a master’s degree in Human Rights and Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). During his studies, an ASA project took him to Cameroon, where he worked on environmental protection and climate change adaptation. In the context of a research stay in Indonesia, he investigated the socio-political impacts of environmentally-induced migration. After completing his studies, he gained further experience in the realm of climate-induced migration at the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ). Jakob has been engaged in different organisations and movements concerned with human rights and intergenerational justice. At Amnesty International in Germany, he has been active in various committees and, in this context, helped to build up the organization’s climate-related human rights work.

As a doctoral researcher his work is focused on the interface between the climate crisis, human rights, and businesses. Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Heiner Bielefeldt and Prof. Dr. Markus Krajewski, he investigates possible paradigm shifts in the human rights discourse in the context of the climate crisis.