Ingeborg Niestroy

Dr. Ingeborg Niestroy

Scientific Project Leader

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Ingeborg Niestroy is Project Coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 project REAL-DEAL: "Reshaping citizen deliberations for the European Green Deal" since February 2022 - both for the RIFS work packages and the consortium, which consists of 16 partners from research and civil society organisations. Previously, she was a Senior Fellow at RIFS, collaborating in the Science Platform Sustainability 2030 and the TD-TEC team (Transdisciplinary Theory, Evaluation and Culture).

Ingeborg is (physical) geographer and completed an interdisciplinary Ph.D. at the TU Berlin, combining planning, political science and law. She has worked for more than 20 years in environment policy and sustainable development, at the interface of science, policy and society - in Europe and internationally. From 1999 to 2012 she was executive director of EEAC, the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils. 2014/2015 she worked as liaison person for the Ministry for Environment and Agriculture of Rhineland-Palatinate in the Representation to the EU. She then worked in different projects, countries and levels on governance for SDG implementation and in 2019 joined the RIFS.