Johann Dupuis studied political sciences at the University of Leipzig and at the University of Lausanne where he obtained a Master of Arts in 2007. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration since 2009. He is a specialist on environmental policies and worked primarily on climate change. He is currently working on the political barriers to the development and implementation of adaptation policies. In this context, he did several case studies of adaptation activities in India, Peru and Switzerland.