Dr. Heidi Stockhaus
Dr. Heidi Stockhaus works as a Fellow for the Ecologic Institute's Legal Team and Coordinator for International Development. Her main areas of expertise are international climate change law as well as German and European environmental law. Heidi Stockhaus has experience in the implementation of international environmental treaties in developing countries. She works in German and English and has basic knowledge of French and Vietnamese.
At Ecologic Legal Heidi Stockhaus works on international standards for mining, national and international soil protection and the 2030 Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals.
Before joining Ecologic Institute Heidi Stockhaus had already worked in Southeast Asia. As an integrated expert for the Vietnamese Ministry of Environment she supported the Legal Department with the implementation of international environmental treaties and in ongoing legislative processes. From 2009 to 2012 she also worked for the German Advisory Council on the Environment as researcher. During this time she contributed to the reports on precautionary strategies for nanomaterials and on the responsibility in a finite world.
Heidi Stockhaus studied law in Bonn (Germany) and Brighton (United Kingdom) with a focus public economics law and German, European and international environmental law. She then obtained a doctorate from Freie Universität Berlin with a thesis on the Regulatory Approach of the European Chemicals Legislation. During her legal traineeship she worked for the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Legal Assistance Centre in Namibia.