Karin Beese works for Ecologic Institute as a Project Manager. Her main tasks include the development of communication strategies, science communication, network building, and public relations for international environmental policy issues and especially for climate change and adaptation issues. Karin Beese works in German, English, and French and has basic knowledge of Spanish.
As a member of the BASE (Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe) project team, she currently facilitates knowledge transfer on climate adaptation in different case study regions throughout Europe.
Within the project team of RADOST (Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast), she was responsible for the communication and dissemination of project results, from July 2010 to June 2014. She coordinated the RADOST-Tour and the RADOST-Journal Series, she managed the development of and content contributions to the project website, and she supported the establishment and maintenance of the RADOST network of more than 150 partners.
Prior to this, Karin Beese was part of the Ecologic Events Team, where she worked on several national and international events on topical environmental issues. She was responsible for the inauguration of the first German Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) and coordinated a series of events on environmentally friendly economic activities in rural areas.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Karin Beese was, in her role as junior consultant, responsible for public relations in the Berlin office of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) from 2006 to 2007. Subsequently, she was responsible for press and public relations for the German Development Service (DED – now GIZ) in Cameroon. From 2003 to 2004, as an Editorial Assistant for the International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR), Karin Beese coordinated the publication of the only global scientific journal for public opinion research.
Karin Beese studied communications, mathematics, and applied linguistics at the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) and the Université de Montréal (Canada). During her studies, she focused primarily on political communication, public opinion research, and communication strategies.