As global energy prices rise as a result of war in Ukraine, the switch to renewable energy has taken on a new urgency. With ambitious new targets to cut reliance on Russian fossil-fuel imports and increase energy security, what will the transition mean for rural communities? How can they make the most of it?
Lisanne RADERSCHALL is a Policy Analyst in Regional Development and Multi-level Governance Division - Regional and Rural Policy Unit of the Centre for Entrepreneurship SMEs, Regions and Cities of the OECD. Since joining the OECD in 2016, Lisanne has prepared advice to national and sub-national governments on rural and regional policies. She has conducted several reviews on multi-level governance systems for place-based policy making, covering topics such as Indigenous economic development, Island economies, mining and climate change related challenges and opportunities in rural areas. She is currently leading the work on the OECD’s Rural Agenda for Climate Action and has also worked on the rural innovation project for Switzerland. Before joining the OECD Lisanne was set-up a social economy start-up in Berlin, which functions as a platform for migrant entrepreneurs, she also worked as a researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and with the private sector companies. Lisanne holds a Master’s degree from Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and a Bachelor’s from the University of Maastricht (Netherlands) as well as the University of Sydney (Australia) in the fields of Sociology, Political Sciences and Foresight.