Franziska Stölzel is a social scientist with a focal point on social change and regions in transformation. Her interests include climate and gender justice and the socially acceptable coal phase-out in economically weak regions. In her previous project “REBOOST” at the University of Graz, she compared the strengths and barriers of European lignite mining regions during the global energy transition.
At UNU-FLORES, Franziska works as a Research Associate based in Weißwasser/O.L., a small town on the border of a lignite mining pit. Her main focus areas are on the Resource Nexus and the SDGs in coal mining regions. Further, she deals with the question of the applicability of Lusatia as a model region of global interest.