Madeleine Pumberger is a Researcher working with the legal team of Ecologic Institute. She focuses on International and European Environmental Law and Commercial Law. Madeleine Pumberger is a German native speaker and works in English, Spanish and French. She is fluent in Czech and has basic knowledge of Russian.
At Ecologic Institute, Madeleine Pumberger's work mainly focuses on legal matters related to International Environmental Law, as well as International and European trade policy. She advises the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) on Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapters of free trade agreements and the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Furthermore, she works on European energy matters and comparative law.
Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, Madeleine Pumberger was a legal consultant at the United Nations Office in Vienna (Austria) on civil society engagement in governmental decisions and environmental crime. Additionally, she worked as a trainee lawyer at the office of the Legal Adviser to the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, primarily working for the division of International Environmental and Commercial Law, where she managed the collaboration with relevant international organizations. She completed her Blue Book Traineeship in Brussels (Belgium) at the European Anti-Fraud Office (DG OLAF), working specifically on Rule of Law (ROL) issues, environmental crimes and the European Green Deal.
Madeleine studied at the University of Vienna and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), with a focus on Public International Law and European Law. During her studies, she spent one semester in Barcelona (Spain).