Keighley McFarland (2014)

"In my young career, I have focused on the same issues that moved Dr. von Moltke to drive forward such monumental change in the European and transatlantic policy world: improving European environmental policy and governance to ensure a sustainable future. I hope through support from the Konrad von Moltke Fund to expand this work to build on Dr. von Moltke’s legacy and network."

Keighley McFarland joined Ecologic Institute in 2012 as a Research Assistant in European Environmental Policy. She focuses on a variety of issues in climate, resource, and biodiversity policy. Her research includes the evaluation of the Natura 2000 Network, development of a qualitative land use footprint, and bottom-up strategies for climate adaptation. Prior to her time at Ecologic Institute, Keighley worked at Friends of the Earth Germany on climate and agriculture policy and non-profit administration. The grant from the Konrad von Moltke Fund has allowed Keighley to carry out research on social innovation for sustainable food systems at the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions in Rotterdam, working closely with practitioners in sustainable food networks to better understand the growth of innovative solutions to modern food system challenges. This research also provided the empirical foundation for her master's thesis.