Leon Leuser is a Project Manager in the areas of environmental and sustainability policy. He develops tools and strategies for digitisation, social-ecological urban development, sufficiency policy, and sustainable consumption.
Prior to joining adelphi, Leon was a research assistant at the Norbert Elias Center of the Europa-Universität Flensburg, where he took part in the project ‘Development Opportunities and Barriers to Sufficiency-oriented Urban Development’, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In that role, he did extensive research on the financial and political drivers of economic growth, as well as municipal policy related to climate protection, land and property development. Before that, Leon was a research assistant at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (ifeu). There, he worked on a BMBF research project and took part in advisory projects for federal ministries on sustainability strategies, energy sufficiency and efficiency, and municipal climate protection.
Leon holds a Master of Science in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he focussed on ecological economics and multi-level governance. Leon also completed a Bachelor of Science in Energy and Environmental Technology and is an alumnus of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. He co-founded a research network on sufficiency (‘Forschungsnetzwerk Suffizienz’), is a board member of the association ‘Wachstumswende’, and a member of the organisation ‘Ökologische Ökonomie’.