Katrin Bienge

Co-Head of Research Unit Production and Consumption Systems

Sustainable Production and Consumption
Katrin Bienge
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Education and Academic Training

  • 1999/2000 Internship abroad in India: Projects on rural development and renaturation in Tamil Nadu
  • 2008 Diploma thesis "Self-regulation towards a sustainable palm oil industry through multi-stakeholder processes: The case of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil"
  • Studies of Landscape Planning at Berlin University of Technology (focus on environmental planning and policy, social aspects of spatial planning), graduate engineer

Professional Experience

  • Since 2008 at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2007 - 2008 Graduand at Research Group Sustainable Production and Consumption
  • 2007 Research stay Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia and University Putra Malaysia in Malaysia

Research Focus

  • Material intensity analysis based on MIPS-concept
  • Resource efficiency (potential analysis and networks)
  • Coordination of MIPS-Online and Material Footprint Network
  • Ecological and social Hot-Spot-Analysis
  • Sustainable biomass use, material biomass use, cascading
  • Multi-stakeholder processes


  • 2013 - 2015 Speaker and Member of hessnatur Advisory Customer Council
  • Since 2011 Member of Material Footprint Network
  • Since 2010 Member of "Kompetenzpool Ressourceneffizienz"
  • Since 2009 Member of "Netzwerk Ressourceneffizienz" (network resource efficiency)
  • Since 2006 Member of "Carpus e.V. - Together strong towards a sustainable, fair and peaceful world!"