Ariel Araujo works at Ecologic Institute as a Researcher. His work focuses on resource efficiency, the transition towards a circular economy and urban sustainability. His native language is Spanish. He speaks fluent German and English and also has basic knowledge of Portuguese.
At Ecologic Institute, Ariel Araujo works mainly in the field of resource (efficiency) policy, particularly on the projects "Trend Analysis Resource Policy", "Identifying and Assessing Interactions between International Climate and Resource Policy (ICARE)" and "Digital Water City – Leading urban water management to its digital future (DWC)". The UFOPLAN project "Trend Analysis Resource Policy" identifies relevant societal trends, which could affect resource use. Moreover, it analyses policy strategies and instruments that could be suitable for supporting trends that have resource conserving effect and attenuating resource intensive trends. Ariel Araujo supports the analysis, assessment and validation of policy measures. At the UFOPLAN project ICARE, which analyzes the interrelation between resource and climate policy at international scale, Ariel Araujo supports the formulation of overarching political measures for resource conservation. His work is focused on the analysis of the relevance and applicability of political measures in different world regions, as well as their interactions with climate policy. The H2020 project "Digital Water City" analyzes and tests the potential of digitization in the integrated water management of participating cities, among other as a possible approach to reduce water use. Ariel Araujo supports the analysis of different stakeholder’s perspectives regarding the application of these technologies.
Before arriving at Ecologic Institute, Ariel Araujo worked as an intern for the IKI-financed project "Initiative Resource Efficiency and Climate Action" at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Ariel Araujo holds a Master's degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from Technische Universität Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) his Bachelor's degree in Environmental and Resource Management from the Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany). He completed his Master's thesis within the interdisciplinary research project "RuralFutures Uruguay”, for which he conducted a field work in 17 rural schools throughout Uruguay.