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Stephanie Wunder


Stephanie Wunder

Diplom-Ingenieurin (Landschaftsplanung)

Coordinator Food Systems
Coordinator Land Use Policy
Senior Fellow


Stephanie Wunder works as a Senior Fellow and Coordinator for Food Systems & Coordinator Land Use Policy. She has been working for Ecologic Institute Berlin since 2003. Her work focuses on the transformation to sustainable food systems and sustainable land use practices. She is a member of the Governance Team, the managing body of the Ecologic Institute. Stephanie Wunder works in English and German and has basic knowledge of Russian and French.

Current projects led by Stephanie Wunder are the project "Social-ecological Transformation of the Food System (STErn)", as well as the "Dialogue Forum Private Households – Reducing Food Waste". She also coordinates communication and knowledge transfer within the BMBF project KOPOS, which deals with cooperation models for regional food systems and securing land for sustainable land use. In January 2021, she developed policy recommendations for multilateral cooperation to strengthen sustainable food systems as part of the project "Accelerating Global Climate Action before 2030".

Since March 2021, she is part of the expert group set up by the EU Commission to advise on the legislative framework of the EU Farm-to-Fork Strategy.

Until 2019 she led the project "Rural Urban Nexus – Global Sustainable Land Use and Urbanization". In the project "Trend Analysis: Meat of the Future", she developed political recommendations for the future role of meat alternatives in the context of sustainable nutrition.

In the EU project REFRESH (Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain) Stephanie led the work to develop and implement a communication strategy on food waste prevention and formulated EU policy recommendations to reduce food waste and the need for an EU food policy.

As part of her work on transition processes towards more sustainable societies Stephanie Wunder also led the project "From Nishe to mainstream – How to spread sustainable practices", which developed an evaluation system to highlight the contribution of civil society initiatives towards sustainability and sustainability transformations.

Stephanie Wunder frequently teaches for different international University programs. Since 2014, she has taught a course on "The Global Ecological Crisis" as part of University of Colorado Denver's (UC Denver) annual Sustainability in Berlin study abroad program. She is also a guest lecturer for Duke University's Berlin Program. In 2008, she was a visiting professor at the University of Colorado Denver's Graduate School of International Studies, where she taught a course on "The Global Energy Crisis."

In 2006, she spent half a year in Brussels (Belgium) with the European Commission (EC) in the German and Austrian Rural Development Division of the Directorate General Agriculture.

Stephanie Wunder earned a degree in landscape planning from TU Berlin with a focus on environmental policy.

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