10 December 2019

Elena Bixel

Elena has been part of Europe-wide coordination efforts of NGOs in the field of coal since 2012. In her role as a campaigner with Europe Beyond Coal she coordinates the network’s plant-by-plant and mine campaign, recently focusing on phasing out coal in district heating. Previously, she has worked as Coal Policy Officer with CAN Europe where she contributed towards building the Europe Beyond Coal campaign, and with Climate Alliance Germany. Elena has been passionate about the well-being of our planet and driving societal change since childhood and studied Political Science and Human Geography in Heidelberg, Granada and Berlin.

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