Dr. Benjamin Best

Research Fellow

Future Energy and Industry Systems
Research Unit Structural Changes and Innovation
Benjamin Best
+49 202 2492-308
+49 202 2492-198
benjamin.best@wupperinst.org

Education and Academic Training

  • 2015: Summer School: Degrowth in action - Climate Justice
  • Studies abroad at the University of Vienna (2008) and the Lincoln University, New Zealand / Aotearoa (2009)
  • 2008 - 2010: Postgraduate studies of Sustainability Economics and Management at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
  • 2005 - 2008: Studies in social sciences at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
  • 2001 - 2003: Training as chemical-technical assistant

Professional Experience

  • 2011: Graduate assistant, and since 2012 research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
  • 2010: Intern at the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Division Water, Energy and Transport
  • 2009: Student assistant at the Department of Ecological Economics of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
  • 2007: Student assistant in the presidents office of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
  • 2006: Intern at the Hannah-Arendt-Centre Oldenburg

Research Focus

  • Public Participation
  • Sustainability Transitions and Transformative Science
  • Degrowth
  • Regional Structural Change
  • Qualitative Social Research
  • Transdisciplinary Sustainability Reserach
  • Facilitation Methods

Memberships

  • Member of the Association for Ecological Economics, VÖÖ e.V.
  • Member of the Association for Ecological Economic Research, VÖW e.V.
  • Member of the Association for Growth in Transition, FöWa e.V.
  • Co-founder and community manager of Netzwerk Wachstumswende, NEWW