Dr. Jahel Mielke

Green Growth

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Short Profile:

Jahel Mielke is a researcher at the Global Climate Forum and a visiting scholar at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. As a sustainability scientist, she examines coordination problems and stakeholder processes in the transition to a low-carbon economy in Europe. 

Her thesis focused on the role of institutional investors in the energy transition, merging concepts of stakeholder involvement and game theory.

Currently, Jahel is working on an interactive methodology for stakeholder dialogues conducted in a visualisation environment called Decision Theatre. The digital tools in this environment allow participants to better understand and give feedback on simulation models as well as to co-create scenario-based narratives for sustainability transitions.

An economist and journalist by training, Jahel previously worked for the national newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel” dealing with economic issues such as trade and the labour market. Having studied in Cologne, Bordeaux and Potsdam, she holds a diploma in economics and political science as well as a degree in journalism from the Cologne School of Journalism.


Navigation System for the Energy Transition (ENavi)
Bridging the Great Divide
Energy Transition
Sustainability Skills


Advisory Council of e5 – European Business Council For Sustainable Energy

Climate Reality Leadership Corps

Selected Publications:

Journal Articles:

Mielke, J., Fischer, T., Jaeger, C., Hoffmann, C. (2018). IKT und Klimaschutz: eine digitale Architektur für die Energiewende, GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 27(4), 401. DOI: 10.14512/gaia.27.4.17.

Mielke, J. (2018). Signals for 2°C: the influence of policies, market factors and civil society actions on investment decisions for green infrastructure, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, DOI: 10.1080/20430795.2018.1528809.

Mielke, J. and Steudle, G.A. (2018). Green Investment and Coordination Failure: An Investors’ Perspective. Ecological Economics, 150, 88-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.03.018.

Mielke, J., Vermaßen, H., & Ellenbeck, S. (2017). Ideals, practices, and future prospects of stakeholder involvement in sustainability science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol.114(50), E10648-E10657. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1706085114.

Schütze, F., Fürst, S., Mielke, J., Steudle, G. A., Wolf, S., Jaeger, C.C. (2017). The Role of Sustainable Investment in Climate Policy. Sustainability, 9(12), 2221. DOI: 10.3390/su9122221.

Mielke, J., Vermaßen, H., Ellenbeck, S., Milan, B. F., & Jaeger, C. (2016). Stakeholder involvement in sustainability science—A critical view. Energy Research & Social Science, 17, 71-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2016.04.001.

Working Papers:

Mielke, J. and Geiges, A. (2018). Model-Stakeholder-Interactions for a Sustainable Mobility Transition. GCF Working Paper No.2/2018.

Steudle, G. A., Wolf, S., Mielke, J., Jaeger, C. (2018). Green Growth Mechanics: The Building Blocks. GCF Working Paper No. 1/2018.

Wolf, S., Jaeger, C., Mielke, J., Schütze, F., Rosen, R. (2017). Framing 1.5C – Turning an investment challenge into a green growth opportunity. GCF Working Paper No. 2/2017.

Mielke, J., Steudle, G. A. (2017). Green investment and coordination failure: An investors’ perspective. GCF Working Paper No. 1/2017.

Mielke, J., Vermaßen, H., Ellenbeck, S. (2016). Concepts of Stakeholder Involvement in Science Evidence from Sustainability Research. GCF Working Paper No. 2/2016.

GCF Reports:

Mangalagiu, D., Meissner, F., Mielke, J., Jaeger C. (2016). A Green Corridor for Europe: Connecting the EU and the Balkans.

Mielke, J, Zimmermann, H., Vermaßen, H., Retzlaff, N., Burck, J. (2016). Grüner Investitionsschub in Europa. Zwölf Empfehlungen für eine erfolgreiche Energiewende.

Mielke, J, Zimmermann, H., Wolf, V., Vermaßen, H., Retzlaff, N., Burck, J., Bals, C. (2016). Governance und Geschäftsmodelle für die Transformation: Elf Thesen zur Energiewende.

Jaeger, C.C., Fürst, S., Mielke, J., Schütze, F., Steudle, G.A. and Wolf, S. (2015). STOEMSys—Towards a Sustainability Transition Open Economic Modelling System.Final Report Global Climate Forum Berlin.

Battaglini, A., Haas, A., Jaeger, C., Mielke, J. (2015). Integrated Risk Toolbox. Ein Werkzeugkasten für den Umgang mit integrierten Risiken.

Jaeger, C.C., Schütze, F., Mielke, J., Steudle, G., Wolf, S., Fürst, S., Mangalagiu, D., Meißner, F., Paroussos, L. (2015). Investment-oriented climate policy: An opportunity for Europe. Analysis of growth and employment effects of an EU climate target of 50% in 2030.

Doctoral Thesis:

Mielke, J. (2018). Coordination on Green Investment. Implications of a Sustainability Transition in Europe. DOI: 10.25932/publishup-42745.