Dr. Brigitte Knopf

Scientific Council

Brigitte Knopf is the founder and director of Zukunft KlimaSozial, a new think tank linking climate and social policy for a socially just transformation. Until the end of 2023, she was Secretary General at the Mercator Research Institute in Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). Since 2020, she has also been a member and Deputy Chair of the Expert Council for Climate Issues appointed by the German government. Brigitte Knopf holds a doctorate in physics and climate science and researches climate economics and energy policy issues in the German and European context, with a focus on the socially just design of the energy transition.

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