Daniel Blobel is a Senior Analyst and joined Ecologic Institute in 2002. His responsibilities include project management and research as well as the preparation of public information materials. Thematically, his areas of work and interest include climate change mitigation policies and adaptation to climate change, sustainable urban and infrastructure development, environmental policy instruments, and interactions between environmental and social policies. Daniel works in German and English, is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of Russian.
From 2009 to 2014, Daniel was intensively involved in the coordination of the project RADOST – Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast. In the field of climate change adaptation, he has also led projects addressing the further developement of the German Adaptation Strategy as well as comparative analyses of adaptation strategies and measures in Germany and other European countries. His previous activities with regard to climate change policy include the preparation of a handbook on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In addition, Daniel has worked on several projects dealing with environmental tax and finance reform. His topics of research at Ecologic Institute have also included: the relationship between environmental policies and social justice, impact assessment methods for trade and investment agreements, measures to limit land use and the potential of the “Ecological Footprint” indicator in monitoring sustainability.
From 1991 to 1998, Daniel studied Geo-ecology at Karlsruhe University (Germany). Whereafter, he completed a professional training in Land Use Planning. Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, Daniel was predominantly engaged in landscape planning as well as (environmental) journalism. Among other engagements, this included investigative and editorial work at oekom publishing house, which specializes in sustainability and environmental policy issues.