Ewa Iwaszuk works at Ecologic Institute as a Researcher. Her work focuses on climate policy and climate governance. Ewa's native language is Polish, she is fluent in English and Czech and speaks conversational Spanish and Russian.
At Ecologic Institute Ewa Iwaszuk primarily works on projects related to developing and implementing long-term climate governance frameworks at EU, national and local level, including contributing to the publication "Paris Compatible" Governance: long-term policy frameworks to drive transformational change. She also supports to the projects Enhancing Economic Growth and Convergence through EU Climate Policy on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and Climate and Energy Policies in the Context of the European Semester and the Energy Union Governance, on behalf of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action.
Before arriving at Ecologic Institute Ewa Iwaszuk contributed to research projects "Disrupting urban 'risk traps' – Bridging finance and knowledge for climate resilient infrastructure planning in Lima", "Mapping Urban Energy Landscapes" and "Transformative Capacities to Deliver Urban Sustainability" at the Development Planning Unit, University College London (UCL, United Kingdom). Ewa also worked on research project "Informed Cities" at the UCL department for Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy and a research project "Human Rights in Tourism" funded by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit) and executed by Naturefriends International and mascontour GmbH. Before starting her MSc degree Ewa worked at International Young Naturefriends (IYNF), a pan-European network of youth environmental NGOs, where she coordinated networking and capacity building activities and co-led the writing and editing of "The Green Toolbox", a handbook for sustainable work, life and play.
Ewa Iwaszuk received her Master’s degree at UCL. Her thesis analysed policy development, governance and planning processes that led to Durban (South Africa) having one of the most comprehensive local-level climate mitigation and adaptation strategies in the world. Ewa Iwaszuk holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Business and East European Studies from UCL. During her undergraduate studies Ewa spent a year at the Institute of Economic Studies at Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic).