Kerstin Amelie Ehrhardt, born 1977, studied biology at the FU Berlin and at the technical university of Linköping (Sweden), where she graduated as well. Additional studies in politics and history were conducted at the TU Berlin and TU Linköping. Kerstin graduated with an International Masters of Environmental Management, a study program which is offered through the Environmental Policy Research Centre at the FU Berlin, and which resulted in Kerstin’s master’s thesis on the implementation of the EU-Directive on Strategic Environmental Assessment. Currently Kerstin Amelie is working on her PhD-thesis, researching on decision processes within environmental politics, on the basis of a actor-centred policy analysis on the example of nuclear energy production politics in Sweden and the Ukraine in comparison. Kerstin Amelie Ehrhardt did and does work in several international and national projects, e.g. with the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) in Stockholm (www.sei.se), within the EU-Project “Sustainibility-A-test”, at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Bonn and she coordinated the workpackage “Global Environmental Governance” within the international “Network of Excellence”EU-project called GARNET. Since spring 2004, Kerstin Amelie Ehrhardt is affiliated with the Environmental Policy Research Centre in Berlin. Kerstin Ehrhardt teached environmental politics at Freie Universität Berlin, other European and two African universities.