Johanna Coenen

Coenen, Johanna

Since September 2018, I am a PhD fellow in the COUPLED project and member of the research group Governance, Participation, and Sustainability at Leuphana University. I received a Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a focus on International Relations and Sustainable Development from University College Maastricht and a Master degree in Political Science with a specialisation in Global Environmental Governance from VU University Amsterdam.

I investigate how public policies drive land use change and associated environmental and social problems far beyond their territorial borders, as well as how state actors (e.g. individual states or collection of states) and non-state actors (e.g. firms, NGOs or investors) can effectively respond to the sustainability challenges which arise from global production and consumption processes that span multiple geographical and institutional boundaries. The aim of my research is to identify which actors, governance institutions and policy instruments are decisive for the emergence, detection, coordination and transformation of telecoupled land systems in order to prevent and mitigate actual and potential negative environmental and social impacts.

More information about my PhD project:
Web page of the COUPLED project
Description of my individual research project at the COUPLED web page
My web page at Leuphana University of Lüneburg