Linus is a Policy Officer on Coal Exit and Just Transition for Klima-Allianz Deutschland, the largest German civil society alliance for climate justice with about 150 member organizations. With a Master from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, he previously worked at GIZ, the German agency for international development, the World Resources Institute as well as in various research positions. In the state of Northrhine-Westphalia, he coordinates and supports civil society in advocating for a socio-ecological transition past coal and towards regional development in line with the Paris Agreement. Linus brings a passion for organizing collective action, finding common ground among diverse people and ambitiously working with institutions to achieve long-lasting impact. Critically comparing and developing ideas and policy approaches on how to advance the transformation in challenged democracies is what he hopes to contribute as an Industrial Heartlands Project Fellow over the next two years.