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Linus Platzer

Linus is a Policy Officer on Coal Exit and Just Transition for Klima-Allianz Deutschland, the largest German civil society alliance for climate justice with about 150 member organizations.

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Field of expertise
  • Capacity building for key stakeholders
  • Stakeholder mobilisation
  • Governance of TJTP implementation
  • Decarbonisation of industry
  • Green economic diversification
  • Social inclusion
Country of residence
  • Germany
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
Regional experience
  • Rheinisches Revier
  • Mitteldeutsches Revier Sachsen-Anhalt
  • Mitteldeutsches Revier Sachsen
  • Lausitz Brandenburg
  • Lausitz Sachsen
  • Chemnitz

Linus is a Policy Officer for Coal Exit and Just Transition at Climate Alliance Germany, the largest German civil society alliance for climate justice with around 150 member organizations. With a Master's degree from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, he previously worked at GIZ, the German International Development Agency, the World Resources Institute and in various research positions. In the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, he coordinates and supports civil society in advocating for a socio-environmental transition away from coal and towards regional development in line with the Paris Agreement.

In this role, he has extensive experience in consultancy, research, advocacy and stakeholder coordination on sustainability transitions, citizen participation and climate policy. His particular focus is the development of initiatives and networks for regional sustainability in North Rhine-Westphalia to achieve a just transition, especially for the Rhenish lignite region.

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