Grantees

Below we present selected grantees of the Konrad von Moltke Fund. For a full list of grantees, please contact the Konrad von Moltke Fund management at management@konrad-von-moltke-fund.org.

Stefanie Albrecht (2015)

“As a visionary leader, Konrad von Moltke is an inspiration for my own path in environmental policy research and practice. As it was for Konrad von Moltke, my focus is also on the role of non-governmental actors and grass-roots influencing sustainable development and environmental policy-making. My work is driven by the desire to explore the dynamics, solutions and variables of decentralised local self-organisation while linking role model actors with academia and policy makers. I hope to expand upon Dr. von Moltke’s work, and support through his fund and network will help me to continue in that direction.”

Stefanie Albrecht joined Ecologic Institute in 2014 as a Research Assistant in European Environmental Policy. She currently works on projects related to governance and sustainable resource management. Among others, her research supports participatory scenario development towards postā€carbon visions and backcasting scenarios in two German cities. Before starting at Ecologic Institute, Stefanie Albrecht worked for three years as a student assistant for Springer Science+Business Media as part of her cooperative education Bachelor in Business Economics with a focus on Digital Media. She has a research interest in ecovillages as models of sustainable living and development. For a study on socio-ecological interaction and institutions she stayed for two months at the emerging Ecovillage Madagascar. The grant from the Konrad von Moltke Fund allows Stefanie to carry out research on ecovillages as change agents of societal transformation towards sustainability. This research also provides the empirical foundation for her master's thesis.

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.

Andrew Eberle (2013)

"Konrad von Moltke was a trailblazer, foreseeing the implications that an ever-more connected world would have for people around the globe. He saw the potential benefits that a more connected and cooperative world could bring for everyone, and I hope to continue identifying and exploring these opportunities, as he did.”

Andrew Eberle joined Ecologic Institute in the spring of 2013 as a Transatlantic Fellow. Working primarily with Ecologic’s legal team, his research addresses climate change, transport, and trade policies and their many impacts on the environment and beyond. Previously, Andrew worked for multiple organizations in the area of renewable energy law. Andrew is excited by the opportunity the Konrad von Moltke fund has given him to further explore the environmental, economic, and social implications of climate change and the transition to a more sustainable society, in particular the many complex challenges faced by the Arctic region. Read more: Biography

Paul Senker (2011-2012)

“There are countless lessons to learn from Konrad von Moltke's work, and in this pivotal moment in environmental policymaking, they are now more important than ever. I am thrilled by this tremendous opportunity to develop my career as an environmental decision maker in an international context.”

Paul Senker joined Ecologic Institute as a Transatlantic Fellow in 2011. Through his prior international experience he has developed a sense of globalism that he finds indispensible in any discourse addressing the public good, including environmental policy. With his interests in international climate change policy, a field constantly hindered by domestic economic interests, Paul is inspired by Konrad von Moltke’s vision of environmental policy as a constructive, pluralistic force. Paul hopes to be able to take the lessons he learns from his fellowship and put them to use back to the United States. Read more: Biography, Video testimonial

Claire Weill (2011)

“I met Konrad von Moltke for the first time in spring 2002 at the Institute for sustainable development and international relations (IDDRI) in Paris, where I was in charge of precaution issues.  To meet Konrad and to collaborate with him constitute one of the happiest events of my life.”

Claire Weill is a physicist and a French civil servant of the Ministry of ecology, sustainable development, transportation and household.  In the past, she was a part of the French Interministerial Task Force for Climate Change, as well as IDDRI in Paris, where she collaborated with Konrad von Moltke on several projects. Thereafter, Claire worked at the cabinet of the Mayor of Paris as a senior advisor in research and education. Since then, she has been a General reporter of the Scientific Council of the City of Paris. Recently, she has come back to Konrad Von Moltke's work, with her project aiming to describe the original personality and career of Konrad von Moltke, and to evaluate his contributions to the emergence and development of environmental policies. The first part of this project consists of interviewing former colleagues of Konrad. Claire’s Konrad von Moltke grant was a contribution to travels to Berlin and Washington DC for that purpose.

Krista Timeus Cerezo (2010-2011)

“My generation will face unprecedented environmental challenges. As someone who aspires to guide and foster this generation’s environmental policy, I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from Konrad von Moltke’s work—he is an inspiration to those of us trying to make a difference.”

Krista Timeus came to Berlin in 2010 as a Transatlantic Fellow. Like Konrad von Moltke used to refer to himself, Krista is a “multinational”: she was born and raised in Guatemala, studied in the United States and has also traveled extensively throughout South America and Europe. It is no surprise, therefore, that Krista also sees international cooperation as a key element of environmental governance. Against this background, Krista has conducted research on energy and climate change policy, focusing especially on biofuels and renewable energy. In 2011, the Konrad von Moltke fund allowed her to travel to Brussels and London, where she attended two conferences about sustainable resource use in the new “Green Economy.” Krista hopes to apply what she has learned to promote sustainable development in Latin America. Read more: Biography, Video testimonial

Dr. Tanja Srebotnjak (2009)

"I feel honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to come to Berlin and work with such dedicated and knowledgeable colleagues. And the path that began in 2009 now continues in my new hometown San Mateo, California, where Ecologic Institute opened a new project office, which will open new opportunities for transatlantic exchange and cooperation."

Tanja Srebotnjak spent two months as a Konrad von Moltke Fellow at Ecologic Institute in the summer of 2009. "The fellowship was a great opportunity for me to continue my career in environmental science and policy following a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in global health."

As a KvM Fellow and environmental statistician, Tanja worked on efforts, such as the FP7 project IN-STREAM, to develop new and better measures for human well-being and prosperity while respecting ecological limits, which utilised her earlier work on measuring environmental performance and the design of composite indicators for environmental policy at the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy. Read more: Biography