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Dr. Andrea Bues

Dr. Andrea Bues
SRU Referee to Wolfgang Lucht
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Telegraphenberg A62 / 1.11
Phone: +49 (0)331 288 2601
Email: andrea.bues[at]
Postal Address
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Andrea Bues is a social scientist with an initial training in agricultural science (B.Sc.) and resource management (M.Sc.). She joined PIK in January 2017 as the referee to Prof. Wolfgang Lucht's appointment to the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU). Andrea has been working on environmental politics, land use and land use conflicts, and renewable energy and regional planning. She received her PhD from the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at Freie Universität Berlin. Her PhD focused on wind energy politics and anti-wind opposition in comparative perspective between the German federal state of  Brandenburg and the Canadian Province of Ontario. Andrea has carried out field research in Kenya, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Canada and Germany and has worked with several international and Germany-based research institutes in the realms of agriculture, land use rights, climate change and energy transitions.

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