Potsdam Climate Council: Fritz Reußwig appointed as expert

25/02/2020 - PIK sociologist Fritz Reußwig has been appointed to the new Potsdam Climate Council. In the eight-member expert committee he will be in charge of the domain "private households and consumption" for the current term. As honorary body, the Potsdam Climate Council has the task of accompanying the implementation the city's climate mitigation master plan, identifying possible conflicts of objectives in the implementation and providing impulses in the social discourse towards more sustainability and climate protection.
Potsdam Climate Council: Fritz Reußwig appointed as expert
Fritz Reußwig is one of eight members of the new Potsdam Climate Council. Photo: Karkow/PIK

Reußwig focuses his research as a sociologist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact on questions of urban transformation. In addition to him, other members of the broad-based panel include Ariane Walz from the University of Potsdam, Andreas Rieger from the Brandenburg Chamber of Architects and Daniela Setton from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), also based in Potsdam. For the first time, representatives of the "Fridays for Future" movement will also take part in the meetings of the Potsdam Climate Council to represent the younger generation.

In the past, Reußwig has already advised and supported the Brandenburg state capital with his professional expertise in climate protection. Among other things, he has contributed to the Potsdam "Master Plan 100% Climate Protection 2050", which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95 percent by 2050, and the demand for final energy by 50 percent compared to 1990.

Web link to the Climate Council: https://www.potsdam.de/72-mitglieder-fuer-den-potsdamer-klimarat-berufen