Ólöf Soebech

Olof Soebech

Project Researcher Environment & Sustainable Development

Activities

Ólöf Söebech was born in Reykjavik and now lives in Brussels. She studied human ecology, environmental studies and contemporary dance, and has worked in the fields of dance, education, research and activism.

Ólöf has been involved as a researcher at the IES since 2007. She has worked on various European funded projects including on sustainable consumption policies, knowledge brokerage between researchers and policy makers on sustainable consumption and production, and case studies on participation in the European Project.

In 2012 Ólöf launched a new website: www.everydaystories.be where short video stories of people who lead sustainable lifestyles in European cities are shared.

Currently, she is involved in SOURCE, a European research project on societal security and BFSJ project that aims at advancing technical and legal research in order to enable extensive use of biofuels in the aviation sector.

Profile and Publications

 


Books

  • Rubik, Frieder, Scholl, Gerd, Biedenkopf, Katja, Kalimo, Harri, Mohaupt, Franziska, Söebech, Ólöf, Stø, Eivind, Strandbakken, Pål &Turnheim, Bruno. 2009. Innovative Approaches in European Sustainable Consumption Policies. Schriftenreihe des IÖW 192/09 Institute for Ecological Economy Research, Berlin. Link

Chapters

  • Soebech, Olof. 2012. Individual action towards a better urban life. In Green Days a multidisciplinary project on art and nature, published and developed by Green Days Project 2011-2012 supported by the European Cultural Foundation Link
  • Soebech, Olof. 2010. Greening the IES, Creating an environmentally friendly workplace. In We can Change the Weather: 100 cases of changeability, edited by Marleen Wynants. Brussels: VUB Press Link

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Scholl, Gerd, Rubik, Frieder, Biedenkopf, Katja, Kalimo, Harri, and Soebech, Olof. 2010. Policies to promote sustainable consumption: Innovative approaches in Europe. Natural Resource Forum, volume 34, Issue 1, pages 39–50 Link

Commissioned Research & Policy Work

  • Soebech, Olof. 2015. Video Interview Film with Stakeholders in Societal Security D 9.14 SOURCE A Virtual Centre of Excellence for Research Support and Coordination on Societal Security Link
  • ROOS, Christof & SOEBECH, Olof. 2015. Societal Security Scenarios by University Students: The Temple Asylum Game, D 9.15 SOURCE A Virtual Centre of Excellence for Research Support and Coordination on Societal Security Link
  • Shahin, Jamal, Soebech, Olof and Mallard, Jeremy. 2009. Participation in the European Project: How to mobilise citizens at the local, regional, national, and European levels. Brussels: Committee of the Regions Link
  • Rubik, Frieder, Scholl, Gerd, Biedenkopf, Katja, Kalimo, Harri, Mohaupt, Franziska, Söebech, Ólöf, Stø, Eivind; Strandbakken, Pål & Turnheim, Bruno. 2009. Promoting Sustainable Consumption - New Policy Approaches. Policy Brief. Berlin, Brussels and Oslo. IÖW, IES, Sifo. Link

Newspaper Op-eds & Online Commentary

  • Soebech, Olof & Baduel, Louise. 2014. Everyday stories- stories of ordinary people living extra-ordinary lives Link
  • Soebech, Olof. 2013. Open Democracy Link