Season's Greetings from the Centre for Sustainability!

On behalf of staff and faculty, the Centre for Sustainability at the Hertie School would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a successful New Year!

As 2021 comes to a close, our Centre reflects on an exciting inaugural year filled with academic achievements, insightful events, and notable appearances. Despite challenging circumstances, the Centre launched a successful first year and looks forward to continuing its mission in 2022.  

Here are some highlights from our Centre this year: 

  • Centre for Sustainability inaugural event - The challenges and opportunities of 1.5°C stabilisation for Europe and Germany: On 30 September, the Hertie School launched the Centre for Sustainability with debate on the global transition to net-zero emissions. Dr. Fatih Birol, Jakob von Weizsäcker, Jesse Scott, and Christian Flachsland contributed their insights during the Centre’s opening event. Read more. 
  • Lion Hirth among Germany’s “40 under 40”: Capital Magazine annually awards outstanding thinkers on social, economic, and political challenges. For the second time in a row, Lion Hirth was honoured as a new generation talent in the category “Science and Society”. Read more. 
  • For a climate-oriented Chancellery. Op-ed in FAZ: Germany needs stronger government coordination to achieve its climate goals, Christian Flachsland along with Nils aus dem Moore, Head of the Berlin office of Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, argue in an op-ed published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) on 12 October. Read more. 
  • A message from Glasgow: Almost 40.000 people participated in this year’s UN climate conference, including non-governmental observer institutions. Pia Jorks, first-year MPP student and Head of Climate Policy at Klimadelegation e.V. (Youth for Climate - Germany) shares her take on COP26 with the Hertie Community. Read more. 

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