Dr Maja Göpel
general secretary, German Advisory Council on Global Change

Maja Göpel is general secretary of the German Advisory Council on Global Change, an interdisciplinary and independent body working on flagship reports and policy briefs around transformations towards sustainability. Next to the public speaking, engagement and networking tasks this role allows her to continue the research focus she developed as the head of Berlin office of the Wuppertal Institut: system transformations for sustainable development, new prosperity models with an emphasis on the role of paradigm shifts as strategic leverage points. Maja Göpel is a transdisciplinary scientivist that formerly helped start up the World Future Council, created its Future Policy Award and ‘Future Justice’ programme promoting interests of future generations in economy and policy at EU and UN level. She studied at 5 universities for a PhD in political economy and a diploma in media/communication and still enjoys teaching. Maja is a member of the Club of Rome and the Balaton Group and mother of 2 girls.

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