Stephanie Wunder works as a Senior Fellow and Coordinator for Land Use Policy & Coordinator Food Systems. She has been working for Ecologic Institute Berlin since 2003. Her work focuses on the transformation to sustainable food systems and sustainable land use practices. She also works on the question of how social innovations can contribute to sustainability transformations. She is a member of the Governance Team, the managing body of the Ecologic Institute. Stephanie Wunder works in English and German and has basic knowledge of Russian and French.
Stephanie Wunder is involved in various projects to reduce food waste, to shape urban and regional food strategies, as well as on land use and soil protection. She also supports the development of cross-sectoral policy approaches in numerous multi-actor processes.
For the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) she led the projects "Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals for Soil" and "Rural Urban Nexus – Global Sustainable Land Use and Urbanization". In the UBA project "Trend Analysis: Meat of the Future", she develops political recommendations for action on the part of meat alternatives in the context of sustainable nutrition.
In the EU project REFRESH (Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain) Stephanie led the work to develop and implement a communication strategy on food waste prevention and formulated EU policy recommendations to reduce food waste and the need for an EU food policy.
As part of her work on transition processes towards more sustainable societies Stephanie Wunder also led the project "From Nishe to mainstream – How to spread sustainable practices", which developed an evaluation system to highlight the contribution of civil society initiatives towards sustainability and sustainability transformations.
Stephanie Wunder frequently teaches for different international University programs. Since 2014, she has taught a course on "The Global Ecological Crisis" as part of University of Colorado Denver's (UC Denver) annual Sustainability in Berlin study abroad program. She is also a guest lecturer for Duke University's Berlin Program. In 2008, she was a visiting professor at the University of Colorado Denver's Graduate School of International Studies, where she taught a course on "The Global Energy Crisis."
Prior to her employment at Ecologic Institute, Stephanie Wunder worked in the Department for Landscape Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment at Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin, Germany). In 2006, she spent half a year in Brussels (Belgium) with the European Commission (EC) in the German and Austrian Rural Development Division of the Directorate General Agriculture.
Stephanie Wunder earned a degree in landscape planning from TU Berlin with a focus on environmental policy.