Samyra Hachmann is completing a Master of Science in Integrated Natural Resource Management at Humboldt University, Berlin. With a background in political science and geography her focus lies on environmental governance at the community level and cooperation processes in the context of sustainability transitions. As a research assistant at IÖW she has worked on ecosystem services, urban green spaces and supported the “Deep Transitions” project.

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