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Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel is a political economist and an influential voice for a sustainable transformation of society, working at the intersection of economy, politics and society. From 2017 to 2020, the bestselling author (“Unsere Welt neu denken” Ullstein 2020, translated into six languages) and sought-after speaker was Director of the Berlin Office of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Secretary-General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), and Director of Research at The New Institute. In 2019, Maja Göpel was appointed honorary professor at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. She is a member of the Club of Rome, the World Future Council, the Balaton Group, the Bioeconomy Council of the German Federal Government and a co-initiator of the “Scientists for Future” network. Her work has been recognized with multiple awards in Germany, the most recent ones being the Theodor Heuss Prize and the Science Communication Medal of the Max Planck Institute Goettingen, Germany.