Daniela Setton

Senior Research Associate
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IASS Projects

  • Pathways to Sustainable Energy /Sub-Project: “Socially Sustainable Energy Transition”
  • Governance & Participation

Research Interests

  • Social sustainability of the energy transition in Germany
  • Socio-economic Transformations and the political system/ Governance of the energy transition  
  • From Coal to Renewables - Prospects and policy options for a “coal consensus”

Curriculum Vitae

  • Daniela Setton joined the Transdisciplinary Panel on Energy Change (TPEC)/Transformation of the Energy System Programme at IASS Potsdam in December 2015. Daniela holds a diploma in political science. Before joining the IASS, she had worked for several environmental and development Non-Governmental-Organizations and for nationwide civil society alliances, building up broad expertise not only on climate and energy policy but also on issues relating to the regulation of the international financial and trading system.
  • since 12/2015: (Senior) Research Associate, IASS Potsdam
  • 05/2015 – 11/2015: Head of politics and communication, Alliance for Citizens’ Energy, Berlin
  • 01/2014 – 01/2015: Head of energy policy and national climate policy, Friends of the Earth Germany, Berlin 
  • 07/2008 – 12/2013: Head of campaigning climate and energy, Climate Alliance Germany / German League for Nature, Animal and Environment Protection - DNR, Berlin
  • 03/2005 – 06/2008: Head of the Programme International Financial Institutions, debt and export credit agencies, World Economy, Ecology & Development (WEED), Berlin
  • 06/2002 –02/2005: Advisor to the executive board, project leader globalisation programme, Heinrich-Boell-Foundation, Berlin
  • 12/2001 – 04/2002: Work on the concept and implementation of the Master-Course “Global Political Economy” at the University of Kassel, Germany   
  • 10/1994 – 11/2001: Studies in political science at the Free University in Berlin (until 1998) and the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Graduation as political scientist (diploma) in 2001

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS