Jan Christian Polanía Giese works as a senior project manager at adelphi. In his position, he is responsible for the planning, conception and implementation of various research and consulting projects in the area of sustainable consumption. He supports the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the Federal Ministry for Environment (BMUB) in implementing the National Programme for Sustainable Consumption. In addition, with a focus on digitalisation, he is involved in the development of environmental policy strategies to strengthen socio-ecological forms of coexistence and community well-being.
Prior to working with adelphi, Jan Christian Polanía Giese has collected more than five years of work experience as a project manager in the field of ecological product assessment (especially Product Environmental Footprint / PEF), hot-spot analysis and standardization of environmental assessment methods at the international think tank THEMA 1. He is also an expert in product-related consumer information. His activities included the management of multi-stakeholder platforms for climate and environmental balancing of companies and products as well as the evaluation of carbon footprints with subsequent reduction recommendations.
He was moreover a technical consultant on energy efficiency and environmental conservation in the music and entertainment sector, e.g. the EU project "Energy Efficient Music" and the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. He drew up studies, reports and guidelines for clients such as Deutsche Post DHL, GS1 Germany and UN Environment. He worked as a guest lecturer at the Popakademie Mannheim, Germany, as part of the project workshop Green Touring.
He has also completed other professional stations at the largest public transport consultancy company in Germany, in municipal traffic contracts and in environmental management at the DRK Kliniken Berlin as well as at the Technical University of Berlin.
Jan Christian Polanía Giese is a graduate engineer for Technical Environmental Protection (Technical University of Berlin) with a focus on sustainability assessment and lifecycle analysis, and has also completed an additional degree in design thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute School for Design Thinking in Potsdam.