Aline Clalüna grew up in the alpine town Sils-Maria in the Upper Engadin in Switzerland. She made her master´s degree in Environmental Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and specialised on forestry systems. In the course of writing her master thesis, she laid an emphasis on the study of the role of science in Swiss climate policymaking and analysed how to facilitate knowledge transfer between scientists and political actors. During her studies, Aline was engaged at the forestry office in St.Gall working among other on forest protection, habitat assessment and public relations. She further collected experience in the field of renewable energies at the Swiss umbrella organisation for wood energy. After moving to Bremen in Northern Germany, she started her engagement with the greenGain project as a representative of the project partner COALS (Chamber of Agriculture Lower Saxony) in Hannover, managing communication and cooperation with the stakeholders in the German pilot regions Friesland and Rotenburg (Wümme).