For more than a decade, Raul is researching EU’s policies in energy, transports, and climate. Currently he is working with the Brussels based Transport & Environment, European Environmental Bureau and Climate Action Network on issues related to transports, bioenergy and EU climate action. He published and researched for different entities in the EU and USA. Raul, educated in Law, also holds two master’s degrees in social sciences from the prestigious Central European University Budapest and University of Trento, Italy, encompassing research in environmental policies and media studies. For a few years he acted as an environmental consultant on energy and EHS (environment, health and safety) for consultancies such as ENHESA in Brussels or STC in San Francisco, CA. He recently co-authored a book on ecological connectivity in the EU that was published at Nomos, Germany.
Mihai StoicaEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mihai is in charge of overseeing the organization’s campaigns, liaising with partners and developing its network of supporters and alliances at national scale and EU level. For the past years, Mihai’s work for 2Celsius is lobbying and communicating on transport, bioenergy and climate policy both at national and EU level with specific focus on biofuels, bioenergy, air pollution, electro-mobility and cars and trucks standards. He also works as a freelance photo and video journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has studies in social and cultural anthropology at KU Leuven in Belgium and a graduate degree in communication sciences from the Ecological University in Bucharest, Romania.
Roxana BucatăEXPERT ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES
Roxana is an environmental specialist, working with various organizations to promote climate change related activities. Currently she is a PhD candidate in environmental science and policy at the Central European University in Vienna with a research work focused on energy communities. She has a 10 year experience as an environmental journalist and worked with Romanian and European media outlets on topics such as energy transition, air pollution or climate justice.
Loredana PanăEXPERT COMMUNICATION
Loredana graduated the Master program Risk Groups and Social Support Services within the Faculty of Sociology and Social Assistance, Bucharest University, in 2017. She has a degree in Journalism, and after 3 years in the media, she started her activity in non-governmental organisations. Currently, Loredana counts more than a decade of hard work for NGO’s that deal with environmental, social, humanitarian, cultural and educational projects in Bucharest and nationally.
Otilia NutuEXPERT ENERGY
Otilia is a policy analyst on energy and infrastructure, state-owned companies, energy regulators. She works as a consultant for the World Bank in Romania on energy sector reforms (electricity, gas, district heating, energy efficiency in buildings). Otilia has been involved for more than a decade in policy analysis and advocacy in energy-related topics: gas and electricity market liberalisation, monitoring corruption in the sector, regulatory quality and governance and corporate governance of state owned companies. As a think tanker, she coordinated good governance projects in the energy sector covering several countries in the region (Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Georgia). Otilia graduated Finance and Banking at the Academy of Economic Sciences in Bucharest and has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the Central European University (Budapest).
Céline GrommerchRESEARCH ASSISTANT
Céline graduated a Master in human rights from Maastricht University in 2019 and holds a Bachelor degree in Belgian Law. Her passion is defending the environment. Her wish is to live in a world where environmental issues would be a concern and priority for everyone in their daily life. Thus she wants to dedicate her professional life to environmental protection via advocacy, law and public awareness. She is also a volunteer in a small Belgian group named Ekhoes which aims at promoting the power of education as a tool to tackle gender discrimination in Burkina Faso, Piéla.
Ștefan GugaEXPERT LABOUR AND AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Ștefan has a PhD in sociology and social anthropology from the Central European University in Budapest. Since 2016, he has been working as a consultant and automotive industry specialist for a European company offering expertise in the interest of employees. Ștefan has vast research and consultancy experience pertaining to labour relations both in Romania and at a European level.
Natalia CiobanuEXPERT SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Natalia is a PHD in environmental sciences, specialized in the analysis of dynamics of socio-ecological systems and their resilience to climate change. She is the author of the study on the environmental impact of the car scraping (Rabla) program, published by 2Celsius in 2021. With over 15 years of experience in research of environment, consulting and training in environmental sustainability, her areas of activity and interest include innovation and education in socio-ecological systems, environmental management and science communication.
Adela FofiuEXPERT CONTENT ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
Adela is a PhD in sociology, specialized in computational methods of content analysis and in the social psychology of emotions. She is an associate lecturer and postdoctoral mentor at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences at UBB Cluj, where she is guiding students and young PhDs in research designs that use content analysis and computational methods of textual data analysis. With extensive experience in research and development (R&D) departments in the private sector, Adela collaborates in artificial intelligence development projects, where she contributes with natural language modeling and with her expertise in computational socio-linguistics.