Christiane Maurer

Project Management

Christiane speaks English, French, German


A geographer by training, Christiane helped build the Energy Cities network. Since then she has coordinated many European projects on a variety of issues relating to energy and climate policies.

Today her focus is on territories engaged in far-reaching transformations experimenting new, more cooperative modes of governance in response to the democratic and ecological challenges.

Christiane wants to give visibility to and help disseminate these emerging initiatives, understand the relationship between social innovation and the local dynamics of the territories, and get involved in projects and experiments that are real game-changers.

In her spare time, she is a volunteer for Habitat et Humanisme, an NGO working to provide housing and ensure the social integration of the most needy.

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The top 13 values that bind Ordinary Energy Transition Pioneers (POTEs)

The top 13 values that bind Ordinary Energy Transition Pioneers (POTEs)

By Carine Dartiguepeyrou and Christiane Maurer “A value is a human quality to which we attribute importance, which we express by means of what we […]

19 cities and community organisations distinguished for the Franco-German Energy Transition Week

19 cities and community organisations distinguished for the Franco-German Energy Transition Week

At the “Pioneering energy transition territories in France and Germany” conference held in Montreuil (FR) on 5th and 6th September, 19 cities and community organisations […]

“Energy transition” vs “Energiewende”

“Energy transition” vs “Energiewende”

A meeting of French and German local authorities

More than fifty years ago, the Elysée Treaty laid the foundations for a unique cooperation between France and Germany. In the field of energy, the two countries have chosen different paths: Germany has decided on its Energiewende while France has wanted a public debate before proposing an energy transition law.
It is in this context that a meeting of French and German cities was organised on the theme of the energy transition.

Territorial plan for Climate-Energy and Klimaschutzkonzept

Territorial plan for Climate-Energy and Klimaschutzkonzept

Context and practices in France and Germany

Energy policy and climate protection are issues that are addressed at global level, and particularly at European level.
In the field of energy, two countries have become driving forces for the energy transition in Europe by engaging in similar processes: Germany with its “Energiewende”, and France with its “Transition énergétique”.

Economic impact of the energy transition at the local level

Economic impact of the energy transition at the local level

Methodologies and case studies

The study, illustrates numerous socio-economic aspects of the energy transition and confirms the local economic benefits, through the use of data.
As with any complex, new and diffuse process, this field of research is still not fully understood. Appropriate, high-quality analysis at the local level has rarely been carried out to date and a critical assessment of the methods used is necessary.