Konrad Gürtler joined the research project "Social Transformation and Policy Advice in Lusatia" in 2019 as a research associate. In this context, he is particularly interested in the dynamics at various governance levels associated with structural change and coal phase-out. His methodology is primarily qualitative. He has been working as a research associate at IASS since 2018, initially mainly in the field of international climate policy. In addition to energy and climate issues, he is also interested in discourses on sustainability and transformative research, which he previously investigated in the project "Narratives and Images of Sustainability". Konrad Gürtler holds an MA in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Environmental Policy Research Center of the Freie Universität. As a political scientist, he has studied in Berlin, Winnipeg and Istanbul. During his studies, he took the opportunity to gain practical experience, namely from institutions such as Heinrich Böll Foundation Istanbul and the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU). In his MA thesis, he discussed options for reporting on mitigation co-benefits under the Paris Agreement.