Nora Elisabeth Stognief

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Gebäude Vilnius 2
VIL 202
Auf dem Campus 1b
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg




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Postal address:

Europa-Universität Flensburg
Energie- und Umweltmanagement
z.H. Nora Stognief
Auf dem Campus 1
24943 Flensburg



Curriculum vitae

Nora Stognief is a research associate at the Department of Energy and Environmental Management at Europa-Universität Flensburg since January 2022 and a guest researcher in the Workgroup for Economic and Infrastructure Policy at Technische Universität Berlin. From 2018 to 2021, she was a student assistant at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) in the junior research group CoalExit.

She is a doctoral researcher in the CoalExit group starting in December 2021 and holds a scholarship from the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU). In her research, she analyses the structural change process in the lignite mining region Lausitz through the interdisciplinary lens of sustainability transition studies. Her focus is on the role of the water-energy nexus in the social-ecological transition as well as on aspects of participation and empowerment of actors.

She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Planning from TU Berlin and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Resource Management from BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. During her bachelor studies, she spent a semester abroad at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.


  • Walk, P./ Stognief, N. (2022): From coal phase-out to net zero: Driving factors of UK climate policy. Environmental Science and Policy 138.
  • Stognief, N./Walk, P./ Oei, P.-Y. (2022): Political Economy of Climate and Energy Policies in the United Kingdom. The Political Economy of Coal: Obstacles to Clean Energy Transitions.
  • Stognief, Nora, Paula Walk, Pao-Yu Oei, Isabell Braunger, Felipe Corral, und Catharina Rieve. 2020. "Das Lausitzer Braunkohlerevier. Aktuelle Zahlen, Daten und Fakten zur Energiewende". Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin, CoalExit Forschungsgruppe.
  • Stognief, Nora, Paula Walk, Oliver Schöttker, und Pao-Yu Oei. 2019. "Economic Resilience of German Lignite Regions in Transition". Sustainability 11 (21): 5991.
  • Walk, Paula, und Nora Stognief. 2021. "Der Kohleausstieg in der Lausitz: Herausforderung und Chance für die Region". In Streitfall Ostdeutschland. Grenzen einer Transformationserzählung, herausgegeben von Michael Thomas und Ulrich Busch. Abhandlungen der Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften. Berlin: trafo Wissenschaftsverlag. (Link:
  • Reitzenstein, Alexander, Rebekka Popp, Pao-Yu Oei, Hanna Brauers, Nora Stognief, Claudia Kemfert, Jenny Kurwan, und Timon Wehnert. 2022. "Structural change in coal regions as a process of economic and social-ecological transition - Lessons learnt from structural change processes in Germany". Climate Change 33/2021. Dessau-Roßlau: Umweltbundesamt.