Benedict Bueb is a Researcher at Ecologic Institute. In addition, he coordinates the Institute's work on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In his research, he focuses on environmental governance and policy, with an emphasis on climate adaptation, water and international development. Further specific interests include the socioeconomic aspects of environmental policies as well as the potential of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) for sustainable development, climate adaptation and mitigation. Benedict Bueb is a native German speaker who also works in English and Spanish.
At Ecologic Institute, Benedict Bueb is the project manager of the INTERLACE project. The project, funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program, fosters international cooperation to restore urban ecosystems in Latin America and Europe through NBS.
In his research work, he analyzes "sustainable adaptation pathways" in a project to strengthen the joint implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. He is further involved in the WADKlim project assessing the risk of water-based conflicts resulting from droughts and water scarcity in Germany as well as potential measures to mitigate them. In addition, he supports the project Digital Water City exploring the potential of data and digital technologies to enhance the sustainability in the water management of five major European cities.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Benedict Bueb worked at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and as a research assistant at the Chair of International Relations at the University of Potsdam. Furthermore, he held internships at the country office of KfW development bank in Yangon (Myanmar), the German Embassy in Belgrade (Serbia) and the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag).
Benedict Bueb holds a master's degree in International Relations from Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Universität Potsdam (Germany). In his master's thesis, he conducted field research in Ecuador to analyze the implementation of recent water management reforms in the country and the involvement of international organizations in this process. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Politics and Economics from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany). During his studies, he spent semesters abroad at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, DC (USA) and at the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal).