Brandenburg state government appoints Edenhofer to its Sustainability Advisory Board

02/10/2021 - Ottmar Edenhofer will support the Brandenburg state government in the further development of its sustainability strategy. Together with five other representatives from science, industry and civil society, he was elected to the Sustainability Advisory Board, which advises the state of Brandenburg on current challenges such as climate change, equality of living conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brandenburg state government appoints Edenhofer to its Sustainability Advisory Board
Brandenburg's Secretary of Science, Research, and Culture, Manja Schüle and Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of PIK (Photo: PIK)

"It is good for Brandenburg's development that we have been able to recruit proven experts from science and business as well as a youth representative to the advisory board. Sustainability is an important topic for the future of our state and therefore a significant core of Brandenburg's state policy," said Brandenburg's Minister President Dietmar Woidke in a press release. "The members of the advisory board bring very different perspectives to the topic of sustainability. This is very valuable for a broad discourse. I look forward to an exciting and constructive collaboration."

In addition to Edenhofer, the board includes Ortwin Renn (Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, chair), Gesine Grande (President of the Brandenburg University of Technology), Uta Steinhardt (Professor at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development), Rüdiger Kuhn (CEO of CEMEX Germany) and Silke Hansen (board spokeswoman of Landesjugendring Brandenburg e.V.). The term of office of the advisory board, which is supported by a coordination office based in the state chancellery, runs until the end of the legislative period in 2024.


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