Julia Legelli works as a Advisor in the areas of municipal climate action and urban transformation. She designs coaching sessions on current issues in municipal climate action in Southern and Eastern Europe. She also supports the European Climate Initiative by coordinating the inter-municipal dialogue on climate action at local level.
Julia is experienced in the design and coordination of projects as well as in steering exchange and dialogue formats. At adelphi, she is responsible for ensuring that communities in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Greece and Portugal are supported in their local climate action activities.
Before joining adelphi, Julia worked for three years as Climate Manager and Environmental Representative at Markt Murnau am Staffelsee. Through projects in the areas of climate, environmental and nature conservation, energy, consumption and mobility, she enhanced the sustainability profile of the community. She conducted events for various target groups, advised and guided political decision-making processes, and organized public relations work. In doing so, she framed actions within the context of international climate policy. Julia also gained extensive experience in the ecological field. In Gabon, she supported the WWF in defining criteria for sustainable palm oil production. She contributed to research on environmental issues at the CIRAD Institute in France, the Max Planck Institute, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. She has also conducted experiments in the field as well as in the lab and used methods for remote sensing, modelling and statistical analysis. As a Theodor Heuss Kolleg scholarship holder from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, she developed a German-Hungarian environmental project for waste prevention. Julia also worked on sustainable agriculture in East Africa and dealt with environmental issues in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.
Julia studied Global Change Ecology at the University of Bayreuth with a focus on tropical ecology and international climate policy (MSc). Prior to this, she earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. During her studies she spent a semester abroad at the Université Paris-Sud. She deepened her expertise in development cooperation with an advanced certificate study at the Seminar for Rural Development at the Humboldt University of Berlin.