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Leonard Frank

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Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography
Tennenbacher Str. 4
D-79106 Freiburg

Telephone: +49 761 203 96833 

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Room: R 4053

 

 

 

In short

 

Leonard studied political science (BA, MA) at the University of Freiburg, Sciences Po Lille and Freie Universität Berlin and holds an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance from the University of Oxford. Since January 2020, Leonard is a research associate at the University of Freiburg. Before joining the Chair for Environmental Governance, he conducted research at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam and at the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin.

His research interest lies with the conditions and strategies of policy interventions for sustainability transitions in different sectors, especially agriculture. Leonard's work concentrates on the destabilization of unsustainable socio-technical regimes with a focus on the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy. His PhD research is being supervised by Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz and ass. Prof. Dr. Guiseppe Feola (Utrecht University).

Leonard teaches global environmental politics and research design in the M.Sc. programme Environmental Governance.  

 

Research interests     |     Professional experience     |     Education    |     Publications    |     Other publications    |     Conferences


Research interests

 

  • Sustainability transitions
  • Agri-environmental policy in the European Union and Germany
  • Climate and energy politics and policy, focus on the heating sector

 

Professional experience

 

October - December 2021

  • Visiting researcher at Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht University (NL)

 

Since January 2020

  • Research associate at the Chair of Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg

 

June 2019 - December 2019

  • Research associate in the Policy Assessment group at Environmental Policy Reesarch Centre, Freie Universität Berlin

 

October 2018 - June 2019

  • Guest researcher at Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam, Research group "pathways to sustainable energy"

 

January 2017 - August 2017

  • Project assistant at adelphi research gGmbH, project LowExTra: Policy analysis of the regulatory framework of innovative low-temperature district heating

 

Education

 

October 2016 – April 2019

  • MA Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

 

September 2017 –  September 2018

  • MSc Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, University of Oxford

 

September 2014 – June 2015

  • Certificat d’Études Politiques, Sciences Po Lille

 

October 2012 –  February 2016

  • BA Political Science / Economics, University of Freiburg

 

October 2010 – September 2011

  • Law, University of Konstanz

 
Peer-reviewed publications

 

  • Frank, Leonard; Schanz, Heiner (2022): Three perspectives on regime destabilisation governance. A meta-theoretical analysis of German pesticide policy. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.
  • Frank, Leonard; Quitzow, Rainer; Jacob, Klaus (2020): Transforming or tinkering at the margins? Assessing policy strategies for heating decarbonisation in Germany and the United Kingdom. Energy Research and Social Science.

 


Other publications

 

  • Graaf, Lisa; Frank, Leonard et al. (2021): Transformationsorientierte Umweltpolitik für einen sozial-ökologischen Wandel des Ernährungssystems in Deutschland. UBA-Texte 160/2021. Dessau-Roßlau: Umweltbundesamt.
  • Schrode, Alexander; Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz; Engelhardt, Helen; Fesenfeld, Lukas; Jacob, Klaus; Frank, Leonard; Späth, Philipp (2021): Sozial-ökologische Transformation des Ernährungssystems. Politische Interventionsmöglichkeiten auf Basis aktueller Erkenntnisse der Transformationsforschung. Abschlussbericht. UBA-Texte 137/2021. Dessau-Roßlau: Umweltbundesamt.
  • Frank, Leonard; Simoens, Machteld; Hendriks, Abe (2021): Editorial to Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) newsletter.
  • Schneller, Andreas; Frank, Leonard; Kahlenborn, Walter (2018): Wärmenetze 4.0 im Kontext der Wärmewende. Politische Handlungsempfehlungen für eine klimafreundliche Fernwärmeversorgung. Berlin: adelphi.
  • Schneller, Andreas; Frank, Leonard; Töpfer, Kora (2017): Wärmenetze 4.0 im Kontext der Wärmewende. Analyse der Regelungs- und Förderlandschaft innovativer Wärmenetzsysteme. Berlin: adelphi.

 

Contributions to conferences

 

  • Frank, Leonard (2022): Agricultural policy in sustainability transitions. Rosa Luxemburg Foundation: German-Vietnam Vietnam-Germany Exchange on Socio-ecological Challenges, Berlin (GER).
  • Frank, Leonard; Feola, Giuseppe; Schäpke, Niko (2022): Assessing regime destabilisation through policy interventions. An analysis of English agricultural policy before and after Brexit. 14th International Conference, European Society for Ecological Economics, Pisa (ITA).
  • Frank, Leonard; Feola, Giuseppe; Schäpke, Niko (2022): Assessing regime destabilisation through policy interventions. An analysis of English agricultural policy before and after Brexit. 7th NEST Conference, Lyon (FRA).
  • Frank, Leonard (2021): Understanding governance for regime destabilisation. A comparison of three analytical frameworks through pesticide governance. Conference Paper, 12th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Karlsruhe (GER) (online)
  • Frank, Leonard (2021): Understanding governance for regime destabilisation. A comparison of three analytical frameworks through pesticide governance. VÖW Sommerakademie Nachhaltige Landnutzung, Siggen (GER)
  • Frank, Leonard (2021): Understanding governance for regime destabilisation. A comparison of three analytical frameworks through pesticide governance. 27th SPRU PhD Forum, Sussex (UK) (online)
  • 6th NEST Conference, Sofia (Bulgaria): Co-organiser and session chair
  • Frank, Leonard; Späth, Philipp; Peters, Dörte-Marie (2020): Towards a destabilisation governance for unsustainable agri-food regimes. Conference Paper, 11th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Vienna (AUT) (online)
  • Frank, Leonard (2020): Food disruptions. Potentials for the destabilisation of unsustainable agri-food regimes. Conference Paper, 5th NEST conference 2020, Zürich (SUI) (online)
  • Frank, Leonard (2019): Transition Governance In The Heating Sector: Assessing The German And UK Heating Sector Policy Strategies In Terms Of Transformative Environmental Policy. Conference paper, 4th NEST conference 2019, Lissabon (POR)

 

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