Lisa Sandtner (née Röhl) has been Head of Programme – Climate, Trade and Agricultural Policy at the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union office since November 2022. Before that, she was Advisor to the Director at the same office since February 2021. Lisa studied Multilingual Communication as well as European Culture and Economy at the Universities of Cologne, Aix-en-Provence and Bochum. During her studies, she gained experience in the field of energy and climate at the World Future Council in Hamburg and through a traineeship within the European Energy Transition as well as International Climate, Trade and Agricultural Policy Programmes of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union office. Lisa is fluent in German, English and French and speaks intermediate Danish and Spanish.
Joan Lanfranco (he/him/his) is Head of Communication and Outreach at the European Union office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Joan joined the foundation in August 2020 and he develops and leads the communication and outreach strategy of the office, including digital (website, social media profiles – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr – , emailing, video, data visualisation, podcasts) and hybrid solutions (liaison and contact programme, press and media relations, publications, events, visitors’ programme). He also curates the Twitter account of the Energy Transition blog, @EnergiewendeGER. Joan has over 12 years of experience in EU and international communications, advocacy and campaigns. Joan worked at the European Parliament, at the transparency watchdog VoteWatch Europe, at the International Trade Union Confederation and at the pan-European communications agency GOPA Com. As freelancer, he also worked as EU reporter, campaigner and public affairs consultant. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Master’s degree in European Policies and Politics from the College of Europe in Bruges. He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, Catalan and Italian, intermediate Dutch, is learning German and can understand Portuguese.
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About the Project and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Initially conceived as an outlet to factually communicate the evolution of the German Energy Transition (Energiewende, in German) to an international audience, today’s The Energy Transition Blog continues to provide fresh content by spotlighting key components of the varied energy transitions now underway worldwide. Against the backdrop of the European Green Deal and the spiraling climate emergency, our diverse team of energy experts has increased their scope while continuously striving to inform our audience about the ever-expanding global Energy Transition.
Though still reporting on German’s unique energy transition, our aim is to provide empowering perspectives that help motivate readers to both join the conversation as well as the call for effective, sustainable and equitable solutions. Utilizing evolving mixed-media and across various social media platforms, we aim to grow our existing international target audience of energy professionals, activists, NGOs, teachers, university professors, students, community leaders and global policymakers, as well as a general audience interested in ecological transformation.
Within concise pieces, our Blog’s stable of authors publish easily fact-checkable, content driven pieces, that address developments with “green mobility,” as well as interrogate new technologies and review emerging debates around “solutions” and “non-solutions” technologies like hydrogen, carbon capture & sequestration and geo-engineering. Our contributors regularly report on new grassroots initiatives, shifting governmental policies, and efforts by civil society, NGOs and the citizen-led Just Transition movement to drive clean energy progress. While giving voice to on-going legal challenges to the status quo, our authors additionally focus on emerging climate and energy related data and scientific studies. Through interviews with recognized experts and analysts, contributors provide insights into the global coal and fossil methane gas phase-outs and the necessity of its success. The Global Energy Transition Podcast also contributes to the Blog’s endeavors.
The Energy Transition Blog was launched in 2012 by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, the German green political foundation, which has a network of more than 30 foreign offices. Learn more about the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.
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