Gesa Homann LLM
Gesa Homann worked as a Fellow on climate and energy policy at Ecologic Institute. As a lawyer, she was also a member of Ecologic Legal. She focused mainly on issues of public international and European law, especially on the transposition of international and European Union law into national legislation. She was admitted to the bar in Berlin (Germany) in 2010. Gesa Homann is a native German speaker, works in English, and has a basic knowledge of Dutch.
Her work focused on:
- Climate protection strategies and measures: In a current project for the European Commission (EC), Gesa Homann is investigating the German transposition of Renewable Energy Directive. As part of the Assessment of the 6th Environment Action Programme for the EC, Gesa Homann was involved in assessing European climate and energy policies.
- Environmental law of the European Union (EU): Gesa Homann is involved in projects that focus on improved implementation of EU environmental law for the EC, Directorate-General for the Environment.
- Geoengineering: Multiple projects being carried out by Gesa Homann and her colleagues deal with governance options for geoengineering, meaning technical, large-scale intervention in the climate system in order to mitigate climate change impacts. The focus here lies on international law.
- Communal climate protection: As part of the project Coordination of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation on the German Coast, potential courses of action that could support sustainable coastal management are being developed with local actors in selected case study regions. Gesa Homann was also involved in drafting suggestions for climate protection measures at the communal level as part of her work on the Climate change mitigation strategy 2020PLUS Baden-Württemberg for the Ministry for the Environment and Transport of Baden-Württemberg.
Before Gesa Homann began at Ecologic Institute, she completed her compulsory post-graduate legal training at the district court in Stuttgart (Germany).
Before that, she completed her master’s degree in public international and European Union law at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Gesa Homann studied law at the Freie Universität Berlin and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany).
Gesa Homann is also a lecturer in environmental law at the Berlin Academy for Public Administration as well as in policy consulting at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences.