Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel has worked for 25 years as a political economist, transformation expert and sustainability scientist at the interface of science, politics and society.
The political consultant, bestselling author (“Unsere Welt neu denken”, 2020, translated into six languages; „Wir können auch anders“, 2022, both published by Ullstein) and sought-after speaker is Honorary Professor for Sustainability Transformations at Leuphana University Lüneburg.
She was most recently Scientific Director at The New Institute and Secretary General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Before that, she headed the Berlin office of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, after six years as Director Future Justice of the Brussels office and as Campaign Manager Climate Energy in Hamburg, where she helped to establish the World Future Council.
The media economist with a doctorate in political economy is a member of the Club of Rome, the World Future Council, the Balaton Group, the Bioeconomy Council of the German Federal Government and co-founder of the initiative “Scientists4Future”.
She has received many awards for her work, most recently the Science Communication Medal and the Theodor Heuss Prize. Her research fields are sustainability transformations, political economy, systemic innovation processes, future skills and anticipation
Lecture in German