I am currently employed in a project entitled “Mot hållbar biomassa inom bioekonomin?” which focusses on the role of certification schemes for bioenergy in the growing biobased economy.
I am also part of an interdisciplinary research group at Pufendorf Instistute which focusses on Energy Justice. More information on this project can be found here.
My PhD project investigated the impact of transnational municipal networks that have been set up in response to climate change. In particular I looked at the question of how municipalities make use of their membership in these networks. Geographically I focussed on Germany where more than 400 municipalities have joined at least one of these climate networks. These municipalities account for more than half of the German population (44 Mio inhabitants).
Furthermore, I’m interested in system thinking, applications of renewable energy, sustainable urban development in general and the depiction of climate change in popular culture – in particular video games.
I have a background in Governmental Studies (Erfurt, Germany) and hold a MSC in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES) as well as a PhD in Sustainability Science from Lund University. I graduated from my Masters in 2010 with a thesis on the motivation of municipal key-actors to support the introduction of renewable energies. After graduation I have been working at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engeneering in Potsdam-Bornim, Germany. I finished my PhD in 2016 with a thesis on the impact of transnational municipal climate networks on urban climate governance.
Presentation of the paper "Green Attraction"
Presentation of the paper "Linked for Action?"
Presentation of the paper "Local Power"
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Entangled Cities : Transnational Municipal Climate Networks and Urban Governance
- Identifying the “Usual Suspects” : Assessing Patterns of Representation in Local Environmental Initiatives
- “We are not in this to save the polar bears!” : the link between community renewable energy development and ecological citizenship
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