Loni Gardner JD
Loni Gardner was a Transatlantic Fellow at Ecologic Institute from October 2010 until August 2011. While at Ecologic Institute, Loni Gardner was researching courtesy of a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship. She is a licensed attorney admitted in Connecticut and New York (USA) whose practice focuses on environmental and energy law. Loni Gardner is a native English speaker, is currently learning German and has previously studied French.
The goals of her work were threefold. Through collaborative project work, she expected to become familiar with Germany's energy and climate policies and understand how they are integrated at the national, EU, and international levels. Specifically, she aimed to understand Germany's domestic renewable energy and efficiency laws and policies, and the impact of the EU superstructure on Germany's domestic energy and climate policies. Additionally, she also seeked to understand Germany's international energy and climate strategy and compare these with the U.S.'s emerging climate and energy strategy and policies.
Previously, Loni Gardner spent 5 years practicing law at a New England based law firm, in the firm’s litigation department and at environmental, energy, and land use practice groups. Her tasks included the settlement and authorization of traditional and renewable energy development projects as well as environmental litigation, administrative law, and municipal and land use matters.
Loni Gardner received her Juris Doctorate (JD), cum laude, from Pace University School of Law (USA), earning both the environmental and international law certificates. She also received a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) from Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (USA). Loni Gardner received her Bachelor of Science (BS) with Honors from the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina (USA), majoring in Chemistry and minoring in biology and medical humanities.