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Dr. Esther Dörendahl is a high-profile ecologist with strong interdisciplinary skills. She has a profound background in international development cooperation in climate policy development and adaptation to climate change, the water and sanitation sector, the environmental sector and in cross-cutting development topics, such as gender, vulnerable groups and displacement and migration. She is experienced in overarching frameworks and policies, such as the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Besides her current work as freelance consultant she has written a dissertation at the Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster, at the Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, and at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Wuppertal on collaborative and adaptive water resources management in cases of conflict: 'Boundary work for collaborative water resource management: Conceptual and empirical insights from a South African case study'. Esther brings flexibility, stamina, pragmatism and zest through her life and work skills.
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EDCM was founded in August 2009. The company is a one-woman business, run by the owner Dr. Esther Dörendahl, who provides consulting services and research in the fields of water, environment and adaptation to climate change in international development cooperation.
She has access to a large international network of consultants and researchers of various disciplines and backgrounds, to associate with if required.
EDCM embraces a just transition approach in its consulting and research activities, convinced that this is required to work towards an equitable society for a sustainable world.
“Just Transition is a principle, a process and a practice.” (Just Transition Alliance)
Just Transition is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes, and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. This means approaching production and consumption cycles holistically and waste-free. The transition itself must be just and equitable; redressing past harms and creating new relationships of power for the future through reparations. If the process of transition is not just, the outcome will never be. Just Transition describes both where we are going and how we get there.”
Source: Just Transition Alliance