Laima Eicke

Laima Eicke

Research Associate

Laima Eicke joined the IASS as Reasearch Associate in January 2019 and works at the ISIGET project on strategies for a global energy transition, its systemic impacts and special vulnerabilities of countries of the global south. Before joining IASS, Laima Eicke worked with international partnerships supporting countries with the implementation of the Paris Agreement at GIZ. Furthermore, Laima Eicke worked for different research institutes, federal ministries, NGOs and consultancies. Laima Eicke holds a Masters Degree in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy from the Vienna University of Business and Economics. Beforehands, she studied international relations and Latin American studies in Dresden, Buenos Aires and Lisbon. Throughout her studies she focused on an interdisciplinary analysis of international climate and energy policy and transformational change processes.

  • 2018 Support project support for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, GIZ, Berlin.
  • 2015 - 2017 Institute for Social Change and Sustainability, Vienna
  • 2017 180 Degrees Consulting, Vienna
  • 2017 Global 2000, Vienna
  • 2015 Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Lisbon
  • 2014 Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Research (PIK).
  • 2014 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Economics Department, Berlin
  • Since 2014 Youth Alliance for Future Energy (JBZE), Berlin
  • international relations and international political economy of a low carbon transformation
  • strategies for a global energy transition
  • theories, governance and policies of change

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • I.L.A. (Ed) (2019): Das gute Leben für alle. Wege in die solidarische Lebensweise. München: Oekom Verlag.
  • 2018/2019: "Pathways to a socio-ecological transformation." Workshops in Berlin, Dresden, Freiburg
  • 2018: "International Climate Policy - COP24 in Context." Podium discussion at Hochschulaktionstag Klimaschutz, Berlin
  • 2018: "How do we ensure a climate resilient future?" Side Event at COP24 in Katowice
  • 2018: "Prospects for a socio-ecological transformation. Reconsidering the relation of democracy, ecology and growth." Presentation at the International Philosophy Politics Economics Conference, Universität Witten-Herdecke
  • 2018: "Transformational Change." Workshop at GIZ
  • 2018: "Plural Economics." Workshop at Netzwerk Weitblick.
  • 2017: "Intelligent growth! Or sustainable degrowth?" Podium discussion at the sustainability controversy at Vienna University for Business and Economics
  • 2017: "Social Mixing in Viennese Social Housing Policy - threatened by EU Integration?" Presentation at European Network for Social Policy Analysis Conference, Vienna
  • Fellowship, German National Academic Foundation
  • Humanism today price
  • Franz-Schnabel-Medallie