Beyond Growth 2023 Conference.

Professor, Leuphana University
Maja Göpel

Maja Göpel

Political Economist, Transformation Scholar and Consultant, Sustainability Expert. Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel is a political economist and an influential voice for a sustainable transformation of society, working at the intersection of economy, politics and society. The policy advisor, bestselling author (“Unsere Welt neu denken” Ullstein Buchverlage 2020, translated into six languages) and sought-after speaker is honorary professor for sustainability transformations at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. She was Director of Research 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, Energy, after having helped set up the World Future Council for six years as Director Future Justice at the Brussels office and as Campaign Manager Climate Energy in Hamburg. Maja Göpel is a member of the Club of Rome, the World Future Council, the Balaton Group, the Bioeconomy Council of the German Federal Government, and a co-initiator of the “Scientists for Future”network. Her work has been recognized with multiple awards in Germany, the most recent ones being the Theodor Heuss Prize and the Science Communication Medal of the Max Planck Institute Göttingen.