Dr. Stephan Sina
Stephan Sina is a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute and Ecologic Legal. He focuses on climate change and energy law as well as environmental law. Furthermore, he is the Coordinating In-house Counsel. He works in German, English, and French and has a good knowledge of Spanish.
Stephan Sina's recent projects include the elaboration of proposals to improve German federal climate change law for the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), a report on the transposition of the Renewable Energy Directive into German and UK law for the European Commission (EC), and an analysis of the German National Renewable Energy Action Plan for the Green European Foundation (GEF).
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Stephan Sina practiced environmental and energy law at a law firm where he provided legal advice to companies and municipalities concerning industrial plants, waste, and renewable energy. Stephan Sina was certified there as a specialist in administrative law. Furthermore, he is an instructor of environmental law at the Berlin Academy for Administration.
With a scholarship from the Cusanuswerk, Stephan Sina obtained a PhD with a thesis on the international status of the Palestinian Autonomous Territories. He worked as a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and taught a preparatory examination class at the University of Heidelberg.
Stephan Sina was admitted to the bar in August 2003. He studied law at the Universities of Freiburg, Bonn, Heidelberg (Germany), and Edinburgh (United Kingdom). He obtained a diploma in comparative law from the University of Strasbourg (France). During his legal training period in Berlin, he worked with the Commissioner of European Affairs of Berlin and at the German Foreign Office in Tel Aviv and Ramallah.