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Corinna Altenburg


Corinna Altenburg
(B.A. European Studies,
M.A. Environmental Management)

PhD Student

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Research Area IV
Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods

Research Interests:

- governing processes in urban areas striving for sustainability
- understanding climate and environmental-friendly consumption and production
- linkages between local actions and global affaires, between consumers' choices and
  climate change


Corinna has been working as a research fellow at PIK since January 2009. She is mainly involved in the EU FP7 project GILDED (Governance, Infrastructure, Lifestyle-Dynamics and Energy Demand: European Post-Carbon Communities) where she is responsible for overall project coordination of the German case studies and management and evaluation of two large-scale household surveys, qualitative interviews and stakeholder dialogues. She has also been involved in the Product Carbon Footprint project, led by a Berlin-based think tank, and the development of the climate protection plan for the city of Potsdam.

In 2011 she has started her PhD entitled "Towards low-carbon cities: the nexus between governance, energy and lifestyles" at the University of Potsdam. Part of the thesis entails the comparison of the metro-regions of Berlin and Boston. For field research on the latter she is based at the Tufts Institute of Environment in Medford, MA during summer 2012.

She holds an MA in Environmental Management from the Freie Universität Berlin and a BA in European Studies from Technical University Chemnitz and Jagiollonska University Krakow, Poland.
She has worked in non-profit organizations and research institutes in India, Mongolia, France, Poland, Scotland and Germany and speaks German, English and Polish.


Postal Address:

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Visiting Address:

Pappelallee 20, Room 209
14469 Potsdam
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Phone: +49 (0) 331 288-2058
Fax: +49 (0) 331 288-2037



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