Marius Hasenheit is a Junior Researcher at Ecologic Institute. His research interests include the green and circular economy, bioeconomy and adaptation to climate change. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish and has some knowledge of French.
Marius Hasenheit is closely involved in the Horizon 2020 project Promoting Stakeholder Engagement and Public Awareness for a Participative Governance of the European Bioeconomy (BioSTEP), which deals with the bioeconomy and participation. In this project he works on deliverables, conducts interviews and analyzes bioeconomy strategies. In addition, he is closely involved in the management of the project Scientific Coordination of Research Projects on a Sustainable Economy, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). He also works on climate change adaptation within the 7th Framework Programme of the EU (FP7) project Economics of Climate Change Adaptation in Europe (ECONADAPT) and conducted research on ecosystem services for the projects Demonstrate Ecosystem Services Enabling Innovation in the Water Sector (DESSIN) and Sustainable Shipping and Environment of the Baltic Sea region (SHEBA). DESSIN evaluated the extent to which the calculation of ecosytem services can foster innovation in the water sector, while SHEBA develops policy recommendations for sustainable shipping in the Baltic Sea.
Before this Marius Hasenheit worked on the green economy project, NETwork for GREEN economy Indicators (NETGREEN), also funded by the FP7. Within the NETGREEN project, Marius Hasenheit assisted with the structuring and building of an interactive database of green economy indicators, the organization of policy workshops and the preparation of policy briefs. He focused particularly on the weaknesses of the green economy indicators that he helped assess and map. Additionally, he is content editor for the NETGREEN project website.
Marius Hasenheit earned his Master of Science in Global Change Ecology from the Bayreuth University (Germany) in 2015. Prior to that, he studied BioGeoWissenschaften (B.Sc.) at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany). During his undergraduate studies, Marius Hasenheit studied abroad in Granada (Spain) for a year.
Marius Hasenheit works part time on the project 2030 Watch, which aims to stimulate the discussion on indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a civil society perspective. Additionally, he works as a journalist for several newspapers and online magazines, such as Wirtschaftswoche Green Economy or der Freitag and he is furthermore chief editor of the print magazine transform Magazin. His journalistic work profits from the insights he gains in his project work, while the scientific projects profit from his knowledge in public relations.