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Paula Schöberlein


Paula Schöberlein

MA (Environmental Policy)
BA (Communication Science & International Relations)



Paula Schöberlein is a Researcher at Ecologic Institute, specialising on European energy and climate policy. She focuses on sustainable consumption and behaviour, climate governance systems, and the progress towards climate neutrality. She is native in German, fluent in English and has a good knowledge of French.

Paula Schöberlein is the lead author for Lifestyles at the European Climate Neutrality Observatory, and further supports the project in management and science communication. Besides, she is involved in a project on EU polices to reduce methane emissions in the energy sector and evaluates European climate governance systems.

In previous years, she contributed to the "Dialogue on Pathways and Policies for a Climate-neutral EU".


Before joining Ecologic Institute Berlin, Paula Schöberlein lived in Kathmandu (Nepal), working for the climate change team of the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia. Prior to that, she gained experience in European energy policy working as a student assistant for the German Energy Agency and supporting the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in the Ariadne project.

Paula Schöberlein holds a master's degree in Environmental Policy from Sciences Po Paris (France) and a master's degree in Political Science from the Free University in Berlin (Germany). She wrote her master's thesis on the representation of sustainable food policy on the German political agenda in cooperation with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. She completed her bachelor's degree in Communication Science and International Relations at the University of Erfurt (Germany). During her undergraduate, Paula Schöberlein spent one semester at the University of Texas at Austin (USA) and lived in Ottawa (Canada), where she completed an internship at the German Embassy. Her studies were funded by the Deutschland Stipendium and the German Academic Exchange Service.

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