Since 2020 research assistant at the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues e.V. in the field of environmental law & participation.

Studied law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A. Subsequently, research assistant at a public law chair in Hamburg and doctoral thesis on the public welfare responsibility of private companies in infrastructure development.

Legal clerkship with stations at the Hamburg Higher Administrative Court (Senate for Immission Control Law and Planning Approval Procedures), at the environmental law firm Günther Rechtsanwälte in Hamburg and at the Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte e.V. in Berlin.


Wissenschaftliche Unterstützung des Rechtsschutzes in Umweltangelegenheiten in der 19. Legislaturperiode. (2019 – 2021)

Data use concept and data infrastructure for the Federal Environment Agency’s social and natural science databases, (2019 – 2022)

E-Justice Portal – Regulation and practice of access to justice in environmental matters, (2020 – 2021)

Public participation in the nuclear repository search, (2020 – 2022)

Ecornet Projekt „Berlin im Wandel“, Cluster Digitalisierung: Wie können die Weichen für eine sozial-ökologische digitale Transformation in Berlin gestellt werden?, (2020 – 2023)

Publications (selection)

Verheyen, Roda/Franke, Johannes: Current Loss and Damage in Climate Change Litigation, in: Research Handbook on International, National, and Transnational Responses to Loss and Damage, Edward Elgar Publishing (im Erscheinen)

Franke, Johannes: Die Finanzierung des Netzausbaus zwischen Markt und Staat – Zugleich ein Beitrag zu privater und staatlicher Finanzierungsverantwortung im Regulierungsrecht (Dissertation), Studien zum Regulierungsrecht 14, Mohr Siebeck, 2020

Environmental Law & Participation

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Research associate

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