Laura Spengler

  • Born 29 December 1983 in Hamburg
  • 2003-2008: Studies of environmental sciences at the University of Lüneburg and the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
  • 2008: Diploma thesis on “Public Participation in Strategic Environmental Assessment in China “
  • April-December 2009: Research assistant at the University of Lüneburg in public law, especially energy and environmental law
  • Since 2009 employee of Ökopol
  • October 2010 to March 2017: Doctorate in political science at the University of Lüneburg; Title of the thesis: “Sufficiency as Policy: A Theoretical Analysis of the Necessity, Possibilities and Limitations of a Political Implementation of the Sufficiency Strategy”

Main focus of work

Environmentally Sound Products

  • Ecodesign Directive and related implementing measures, energy labelling, voluntary environmental agreements, life cycle assessment, development and assessment of ecolabels, energy and resource efficiency, domestic lighting (especially LED)

Environmental Policy

  • Environmental policy instruments and steering, legal aspects of policy instruments, efficiency and sufficiency

Selected references

Title Client
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Duration

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration

Environmental policy

Spengler, L.: "Two types of ‘enough’: Sufficiency as minimum and maximum". Environmental Politics, 25 (5), pp. 921–940. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2016.1164355
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Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2016

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Environmentally Sound Products

Further development of the "Blue Angel" programme by implementation of new product labels and dynamic elements in existing labels for the product groups: street lighting, toys, paintboxes (FKZ: 3713 95 322) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg (DE)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2013 – 2017

V644
Scientific contributions to the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Directive - Working plan of 2012 (FKZ: 3712 95 308) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V. (IZM), Berlin (DE); Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg (DE); Prof. Dr. Thomas Schomerus, Lüneburg (DE)
2013 – 2016

V639
Technical Support of the Environmental NGOs for their Stakeholder Representation within the Implementation of the Ecodesign Directive (EuP)
Short description
European Commission, DG Energy and Transport, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS), Brussels (BE)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2007 – 2016

V477, 571, 650
Scientific contributions to the implementation of Directive 125/2009/EG (Ecodesign) and Directive 2010/30/EU (Energy Labelling) - Studies and ad-hoc consultancy on implementing measures, workplan and development of the directives for the enhancement of energy efficiency taking into account resource aspects (FKZ: 3711 95 305) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Ifeu Institut für Energie und Umweltforschung GmbH, Heidelberg (DE); Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg (DE); Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH, Wuppertal (DE)
2011 – 2015

V596
Approaches and Instruments to address resource use in product policy
Report "Delivering Resource-Efficient Products"
European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2014

V651
Beyond Efficiency - Anchoring Absolute Savings in the Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Directive
Short description Report
Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND e.V.), Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2013 – 2014

V612-1
Expertise on light-emitting diodes: environment, health and consumer-related aspects of LED lighting products
Short description Expertise Leuchtdioden (german)
German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2011 – 2013

V551-1
Resource and material efficiency - relevant aspects in the context of the EU Ecodesign Directive (FKZ: 3708 95 300) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
IÖW Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung gGmbH, Berlin (DE); Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH, Wuppertal (DE)
2009 – 2012

V526
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