Alina Ulmer is a Manager in the fields of energy research and policy as well as circular economy. She works on improving the implementation of energy policy, avoiding rebound effects for energy efficiency measures, and implementing a sustainable circular economy in the textile sector.
Alina has acquired in-depth knowledge of various sustainability strategies (e.g. relating to bio-economy) and certification systems, along with experience in regional support strategies for education, employment and sustainable development. Her background also includes the creation and evaluation of structural and research policy support measures and programmes at the national and European levels. She also deals with the development of market-driven instruments to promote energy efficiency and socially just CO2 pricing. In addition to her sound expertise in these areas, she has experience in conducting expert interviews and workshops, as well as in the compilation, evaluation and visualisation of complex information.
Earlier in her career at adelphi, Alina helped manage the European EMAS Helpdesk, a contact point for the promotion and distribution of the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). The Helpdesk aims to promote Europe-wide dialogue with stakeholders and raise awareness on the compatibility of ecological and economic goals.
Before joining adelphi, Alina was a consultant at Prognos AG. She worked with companies as part of the Wirtschaftsinitiative Nachhaltigkeit (WIN) in Baden-Württemberg, helping them design regional strategies and evaluate structural and research policy funding. Most recently, she took part in the evaluation of the Research for Sustainability (FONA) programme on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Alina studied Economics (MSc) at the University of Hohenheim, where she gained expertise in the fields of regional innovation systems and environmental policy. During a research period in Brazil, she also worked intensively on the network dynamics of the sugar cane sector for the bio-economy.