Doris Knoblauch joined Ecologic Institute in January 2006 and works as a Senior Fellow and Coordinator for Urban & Spatial Governance. Her work focuses on issues related to European and global environmental policy and governance. Thematically, she focuses on local climate protection, evaluation and assessments, sustainability, sustainable development strategies in Germany and Europe, public participation as well as the analysis of networks and network processes. Other interests of hers include environmental policy in so-called developing countries as well as environmental policy within development cooperation. Doris Knoblauch works in German and English and has good knowledge of Spanish and French.
Doris Knoblauch is part of the research team dealing with the project Reducing nutrient loadings from agricultural soils to the Baltic Sea via groundwater and streams (Soils2Sea) as well as the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) project Post Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO). She is furthermore assisting with the development of the National Climate Initiative (NKI) for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
In the past, Doris Knoblauch coordinated the Framework Contract Development Policy for the European Parliament (EP) and in this context regularly contributed to various studies for the EP on development cooperation. Furthermore, Doris Knoblauch has helped monitor the EU Sustainable Development Strategy since 2008. In the field of governance and evaluation, Doris Knoblauch contributed to the evaluation of the National Climate Initiative (NKI) and conducted research on sustainability evaluation for the project Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Development (EPOS). In the field of public participation and networks, Doris lead the actor and network analysis within the Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Cost (RADOST) project and analyzed the consultation and participation processes in the context of sustainable development strategies in Germany and several European countries.
Between 2000 and 2005, Doris Knoblauch studied political science at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and Heidelberg University (Germany), focusing on comparative policy analysis, regional policy analysis and political theory.
In 2009, Doris Knoblauch was seconded to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in Winnipeg (Canada). Furthermore, during the summer terms 2010 and 2011, Doris Knoblauch taught a course entitled Policy consultancy in intermediate organizations at the Hochschule Bremen together with Christiane Gerstetter. During the summer term 2012, she taught this course together with Gesa Homann and during the winter term 2015/16 together with Evelyn Lukat. Doris Knoblauch is member of the INKOTA network e.V..