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Third-party funded projects


ReSET - Reconfiguring Energy for Social Equity


UrbanA - Arenas for sustainable and just cities

  • Project lead: PD Dr. Philipp Späth
  • Project staff: Sophia Silverton, Jakob Kramer, Romane Joly, Nadia Ali, Sophia McRae, Kassia Rudd
  • Project period: 01/2019 - 12/2021
  • Funding: EU Horizon 2020
  • Cooperation partners: ICLEI Europe (Gesamtprojektleitung), ECOLISE, DRIFT Rotterdam (NL), UAB Barcelona (ES,) CEU Budapest (HU), FC.ID (PT)
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DFG research training group "ConFoBi – Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in Multiple-Use Landscapes of Central Europe" – Sub-project: “Professional epistemologies and integration of biodiversity-related knowledge into socio-political decision-making”

  • Project period: 07/2016 - 06/2025
  • Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Webpage DFG ConFoBi


Scientific qualification projects


PhD project Simon Funke: The increasing decentralisation of the German electricity supply system: implications for the technological infrastructure and resonance in political discourse coalitions

  • Project period: 02/2020 -


PhD project Zabrina Welter: Territorialisation dynamics in post-conflict extractive resources governance: analysing formalisation processes of artisanal and small-scale mining zones in Colombia


PhD project Manuel John: Exploring professional epistemologies in the context of forest biodiversity research


PhD project Ronja Mikoleit: Professional epistemologies and integration of biodiversity-related knowledge into socio-political decision-making


PhD project Melani Pelaez Jara: Science-policy-society interactions in environmental risk and adaptation policymaking: evidence from Latin America and Europe