Dr. Brigitte Knopf

Scientific Council

Brigitte Knopf has been Secretary General at the Mercator Research Institute in Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) since 2015, where she leads the Policy Unit. Since 2020, she has also been a member and deputy chair of the Expert Council on Climate Issues appointed by the German government. Brigitte Knopf holds a PhD in physics and climate science and conducts research on climate ecology 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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