Linda Mederake works at Ecologic Institute as a Researcher. Her work focuses on issues related to the governance of plastics as well as climate mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity in the urban context and with regard to the local and regional level. Her native language is German; she is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of French and Spanish.
At Ecologic Institute, Linda Mederake works primarily on the projects PlastikNet, the scientific coordination of the German research focus "Plastics in the environment – sources • sinks • solutions", and CLEVER Cities. CLEVER Cities designs and implements locally tailored nature-based solutions to foster sustainable and socially inclusive urban regeneration.
Before starting at Ecologic Institute, Linda Mederake supported work at the Oeko-Institut within the context of the project Rural Urban Nexus – Global Sustainable Land Use and Urbanisation. In 2014, Linda Mederake worked as an Intern at Ecologic Institute and, among other assignments, contributed to the final report of the project Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Prior to this, Linda Mederake was a research assistant for the Nordwest 2050 project on climate adaptation in the metropolitan area of Bremen-Oldenburg as well as the The Ecological Modernisation of Structurally Disadvantaged European Maritime Port Cities project, which analyzed whether climate change offers socio-economically disadvantaged cities new possibilities for development and modernization regarding their economy, social structures and external image.
In 2017, Linda Mederake graduated with a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Universität Potsdam (Germany). Her master thesis was written in connection with the project Behind the Scenes: Mapping the Role of Treaty Secretariats in International Environmental Policy-Making and explored the role of the UNFCCC secretariat as a knowledge broker. Linda Mederake holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Political Management from Hochschule Bremen – University of Applied Sciences (Germany). During her studies, she spent an internship semester in Brussels and an exchange semester at Greenwich University in 2012 as well as another semester abroad at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2015.