Dr. Julian Rode

Senior researcher & Scientific Advisor -- Environmental behavior and policy

Contact: julianrode@gmail.com

I have 20 years of experience in research and 13 years of experience at the interface of academic research and (policy) practice concerning biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

 

My research deals with environmental values and decision-making, behavior change, the design and evaluation of environmental policies and financing mechanisms, and the integration of sustainability in business practices, mostly related to biodiversity and sustainable land use. My academic background is in (behavioral/experimental) economics and interdisciplinary research on decision making.

 

In my consulting work I support organizations and projects that aim to establish new policy instruments, financial mechanisms, and business approaches for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

 

News

 Spanish version of our "Ecosystem Service Opportunities" methodology to select and plan policy and finance instruments is avalailable at www.es-opportunities.net/es/

 

New article:

Rode, J. et al (2021), How to encourage business professionals to adopt sustainable practices? Experimental evidence that the 'business case' discourse can backfire, Journal of Cleaner Production 283.

 

Positions held

2011-      Researcher, Department Environmental Politics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (Leipzig, Germany)

2010-11  Researcher, Department of Business Economics, Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona (Bellaterra, Spain)

2010       Research fellow, Social Innovation Center, INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France).

2009-10  Independent, associated with MEDIAN S.C.P (Barcelona, Spain)

2007-08  Postdoctoral researcher, Center for Rationality, Decision making, and Economic Modelling (SFB 504), Universität Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany)

Education

Ph.D. in Economics (2007), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2003-07), Universität Bonn (2002-03)

Diplom-Volkswirt (2002), Universität Bonn.

Universität Bonn (2000-02), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2002), Utah State University (1999-2000), Universität Marburg (1997-99)

Abitur (1996), Darmstadt (Germany)

Languages

German (mother tongue), English (C2), French (C1), Spanish (C1)

Countries worked in

Germany, Spain, France, USA, Thailand, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, India, Uganda

Functions and activities

  • Since 2018: Deputy head of department, Department Environmental Politics, UFZ
  • Since 2021: Leader of Integrated Platform Project "Governing the transformation towards sustainable agri-food systems" (UFZ)
  • 2020-2022: Lead of the Working Group Land Use, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services, research division Environment and Society (UFZ)
  • 2018-2020: Lead of the Working Group Behavior, research division Environment and Society (UFZ)
  • 2011-2014: Member of scientific coordination team to the international TEEB initiative (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity)
  • 2009-2011: Scientific coordination, Foundation for a New Ethical Business

(Visiting) lecturer

  • 2015-2022: UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management (CIPSEM) (Dresden)
  • 2013: Kedge Business School (Marseille)
  • 2012-2013: HIGRADE PhD program at Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research
  • 2008: Mannheim University
  • 2006-2007: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)

Expert contributions

  • 2018 - 2022: Lead author (Chapter 5) of the IPBES "Methodological assessment on multiple conceptualizations of the diverse values of nature"; contributing author to Chapters 2 and 4
  • since 2017: Task Force member for Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) to develop a new "Conservation Finance Guide"
  • 2009-2013: European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS)

Project evaluator

  • 2022: Cultural Evolution Society (CES) Transformation Fund
  • 2022: Biodiversa+
  • 2020: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • 2020: Amt der Niederösterreichischen (NÖ) Landesregierung
  • 2018: Research Council of Norway
  • 2013: Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)

 

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