Hanna Schumacher was a Fellow at Ecologic Institute. She was a member of Ecologic Legal and focused on energy and climate change policies. Hanna Schumacher concentrated on renewable energies and advised the German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMU) in questions related to the Renewable Energy Sources Act. Other areas that she was involved in, included the proposal for a directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, energy management legislation and integrating electricity from renewable sources into the energy system. Hanna works in German and English.
While completing part of her legal training at Ecologic Institute, Hanna Schumacher worked on a project dealing with the German emissions trading scheme. She also assisted in the development of indicators measuring the importance of environmental issues in the Lisbon-Process.
She gained working knowledge of national environmental law and environmental planning law through her studies and additional work at a law firm respectively. She deepened this knowledge during her legal clerkship. Alongside this, she studied at the German University of Administrative Science in Speyer, where she focused on the regulation of energy markets and transport systems.
In her studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, the Albrecht Ludwig University of Freiburg and the University of Helsinki, she focused on European and International Law. As a member of the Humboldt University Moot Court Team, she was awarded a prize at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. During her studies, she also acquired basic knowledge of English Common law.