Paula Walk

Picture of Paula Walk


Gebäude Vilnius 1
VIL 111
Auf dem Campus 1b
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg


Abteilung Energie- und Umweltmanagement
Research associate

Additional information

Postal address:

Europa-Universität Flensburg
Energie- und Umweltmanagement
z.H. Paula Walk
Auf dem Campus 1
24943 Flensburg



Curriculum vitae

Paula Walk has been a research assistant at the Europa-Universität Flensburg in the Department of Energy and Environmental Management since January 2022. At the beginning of 2018, she started working as a student assistant at TU Berlin in the junior research group "CoalExit". From January 2020 to December 2021, she worked there as a research assistant and started her PhD on coal exit and structural change in Germany and the UK. She is also a PhD scholar of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. In her qualitative research, she focuses on the policy structures that can make coal phase-out processes effective and socially just. She also focuses on distributional effects of structural change processes, analysing gender implications in particular. She completed her Master's degree in Economics at the University of Potsdam in 2020 and previously studied Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt and at Nottingham University (UK). 


  • Stognief, Nora, Paula Walk, und Pao-Yu Oei. 2022. "Political Economy of Climate and Energy Policies in the United Kingdom". In The Political Economy of Coal: Obstacles to Clean Energy Transitions, herausgegeben von Michael Jakob und Jan Christoph Steckel. London: Routledge.
  • Braunger, I./ Walk, P. (2022): Power in transitions: Gendered power asymmetries in the United Kingdom and the United States coal transitions. Energy Research & Social Science 87: 102474.
  • Walk, P./ Braunger, I./ Semb, J./ Brodtmann, C./ Oei, P./Kemfert, C. (2021): Strengthening Gender Justice in a Just Transition: A Research Agenda Based on a Systematic Map of Gender in Coal Transitions. Energies 14: 5985.
  • Walk, P./ Stognief, N. (2021): Der Kohleausstieg in der Lausitz. Herausforderung und Chance für die Region; in Streitfall Ostdeutschland - Grenzen einer Transformationserzählung, edited by Michael Thomas & Ulrich Busch. Berlin, Germany: trafo Wissenschaftsverlag
  • Diluiso, F./ Walk, P./ Manych, N./ Cerutti, N./ Chipiga, V./ Workman, A./ Ayas, C./ Cui, R./ Cui, D./ Kaihui, S./ Banisch, L./ Moretti, N./ Callaghan, M./ Clarke, L./ Creutzig, F./ Hilaire, J./ Jotzo, F./Kalkuhl, M. /Lamb, W. /Löschel, A. /Müller-Hansen, F./ Nemet, G./ Oei, P./ Sovacool, B./ Steckel, J./ Thomas, S./ Wiseman, J./ Minx, J. (2021): Coal transitions—part 1: a systematic map and review of case study learnings from regional, national, and local coal phase-out experiences. Environmental Research Letters, 16, 113003.
  • Brauers, H./ Oei, P.-Y./ Walk P. (2020): Comparing Coal Phase-out Pathways: The United Kingdom’s and Germany’s Diverging Transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 37.
  • Stognief, N./ Walk, P./ Oei, P.-Y./ Schöttker, O. (2019): Economic Resilience of German Lignite Regions in Transition, Sustainability.
  • Oei, P.-Y./ Brauers, H./ Kemfert, C./ Kittel, M./ Göke, L. /von Hirschhausen, C. /Walk, P. (2018): Kohleausstieg in NRW im deutschen und europäischen Kontext – Klimaziele und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung; DIW Berlin Politikberatung kompakt 129, Berlin.