Anita Vollmer

Anita Vollmer is an ecological economist working as a Research Assistant on energy and climate at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. Originally trained as an environmental scientist, she holds an MSc in Ecological Economics from the University of Leeds, and an MA in European Economic Studies and Public Policy Analysis from the College of Europe. Her Master’s theses focused on sufficiency policies, namely advertising restrictions and modal shift transport policies. Anita previously worked as a Junior Researcher at the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition and has a particular interest in policies which enable a just transition to an economy which functions within planetary boundaries.


  • Breakout 2D: Beyond extractivism: how can rethinking growth help us to end destructive resource, energy and financial extraction in Ireland and globally? How can ‘sufficiency’-based consumption be achieved in high-income countries?