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Rebecca Noebel


Rebecca Noebel

MSc (Geoecology)
Bsc (Environmental Science)



Rebecca Noebel works as a Researcher at Ecologic Institute Berlin. Her work focuses on the loss of biological diversity and the relevant policy frameworks. She is particularly interested in underlying drivers such as land use and climate change as well as the options to reduce the effects through nature-based solutions, green infrastructure and ecosystem-based adaptation. She works in German, English and Spanish.

Rebecca's work at Ecologic Institute primarily focuses on current European biodiversity processes. Within the framework of the European Topic Centre on Biodiversity (ETC-BD) she supports the targets of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. In this context, she worked on the assessments under the EU Nature Directives reporting for the "State of Nature in Europe 2020" and the redesign of the Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE), e.g. by drafting the digital Protected Area Report for Europe. Currently, she focuses on the ETC-BD's work related to the Trans-European Nature Network as well as to ecosystem restoration activities. Additionally, she analyses the implementation of EU species protection rules in the agricultural and forestry sectors as part of a project for the European Commission (DG Environment).


Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, Rebecca Noebel worked as a research scientist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Geography of Potsdam University (Germany). There, she conducted research on quantitative relationships between temperature and urban land cover. For the European ECOPOTENTIAL project she studied the impacts of climate change on European protected areas and ecosystems, as well as their relation to biodiversity monitoring on the local and European levels. From 2013 to 2015, she worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and supported the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) with the implementation of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) in the area of biodiversity, adaptation and REDD+. She continued working as a consultant the GIZ until 2018.

Rebecca Noebel completed her Master of Science in Geoecology at the University of Potsdam with a spatial analysis on the effectiveness of the FSC certification in the Russian boreal forest for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). For her Bachelor of Science, she studied Environmental Science at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg (Germany), during which she participated in a DAAD scholarship on biodiversity in Lima (Peru). 

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Selected projects by Rebecca Noebel

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The goal of the European Environment Agency's European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) is to collect and monitor data on biodiversity, as well as issues and ecological pressures related to biodiversity. This data is used to establish the state of Europe's... Read more

European Topic Centre on Biodiversity (ETC/BD) 2019-2022


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The EU-funded project "Species protection rules under the Birds and Habitats Directives: how effectively are they integrated into sectoral policies" supported the European Commission (DG Environment) in identifying existing gaps and uptake of the species protection... Read more

Species Protection Rules under the Birds and Habitats Directives


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With the National Climate Initiative (NKI), the Federal Environment Ministry has been supporting climate protection projects throughout Germany since June 2008, contributing to the achievement of Germany's climate protection goals. During this time, the NKI's guidelines... Read more

Photo: Ewa Iwaszuk

Cities and their peripheries are constantly confronted with challenges such as urban sprawl, climate change and pollution. These processes can exacerbate the degradation of natural ecosystems, and jeopardize ecosystem service provisioning with negative consequences for... Read more

International Cooperation to Restore and Connect Urban Environments in Latin America and Europe (INTERLACE)

Selected publications by Rebecca Noebel
Cover der Publikation "State of nature in the EU 2020"


The European Environmental Agency (EEA) published their landmark report on the state of nature in the EU on 19th October 2020, representing the most comprehensive assessment of the status of European nature and biodiversity to date. Supported by Ecologic Institute... Read more

EEA, 2020: State of nature in the EU. Results from reporting under the nature directives 2013–2018, Technical report No 10/2020, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen.

Publication's cover

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This report is complementary to the third edition of the State of Nature report, which describes the state of nature in the EU based on reports from Member States under the Birds (2009/147/EC) and the Habitats (92/43/EEC) Directives for the period 2013-2018. It details... Read more

Röschel, L., Noebel, R., Stein, U., Naumann, S., Romão, C., Tryfon, E., Gaudillat, Z., Roscher, S., Moser, D., Ellmauer, T., Löhnertz, M., Halada, L., Staneva, A. and Rutherford, C., 2020. State of Nature in the EU - Methodological paper. Methodologies under the Nature Directives reporting 2013-2018 and analysis for the State of Nature 2000. ETC/BD report to the EEA.