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Erica Manuelli

Jun.-Prof. Transformation to Sustainable Energy Systems


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Faculty for Environment and Natural Resources

Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography

Tennenbacher Str. 4

D-79106 Freiburg







Erica Manuelli is a research assistant contributing to the Urban Footprints Project. She has completed with honours a Bachelor degree in International Studies and European Institutions at the University of Milan, Italy, with a thesis on the right to health and health condition of undocumented migrants in Milan. Passionate about the intersection between climate and social justice, she is currently pursuing a M.Sc. in Environmental Governance at the University of Freiburg.


Research areas


Erica Manuelli is interested in urban sustainability transitions and social justice issues. As part of the Urban Footprints Project, she assists in investigating urban climate action plans with a focus on sectoral emission reduction policies. She is also interested in environmental conflict management and participation.

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October 2021- Current

Research Assistant for Jun.-Prof. Transformation to Sustainable Energy Systems, Faculty for Environment and Natural Resources, at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg in Germany.

February 2020- May 2020

Project and Research Intern at EcoPeace Middle East, environmental peacebuilding trilateral organization based in Amman, Ramallah, and Tel Aviv.

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September 2020- Current

Albert Ludwig University

M.Sc. in Environmental Governance

September 2018- January 2019

Institut d’Études Politiques de Grenoble

Erasmus+ Exchange 

September 2016- June 2019

University of Milan

B.A. International Studies and European Institutions 

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