International Humboldt Foundation fellows as guests at the Climate Change Center
As of 14 August, ten international fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are guests at the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg. Until 7 September, the researchers from Europe, South America, Africa and Asia will work in the co-working space in the Robert Koch Forum at Wilhelmstraße 67 and pursue their research projects on climate issues in Berlin and Brandenburg from here. In addition, there will be numerous climate policy discussions and events in the forum in the government quarter.
For example, a panel discussion on “Green Hydrogen as a Pathway to an Energy Secure?” will take place at 31 August, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Participants include the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Prof Robert Schlögl, the Residency fellow Lucy Ombaka, hydrogen expert from Kenya, Anne Wasike-Schalling, scientist at the Reiner Lemoine Institute in Berlin and Stefan Kaufmann, former Commissioner for Green Hydrogen at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Talks are also planned with Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen, spokesperson of the Climate Change Center’s Council of Experts, and the two visiting professors at the Climate Change Center, Elke Weber, Princeton University, and Eric Johnson, Columbia Business School, New York.
Image: The fellows of the Humboldt Residency Program
In addition, the Einstein Center Digital Future, which is also based in the Robert Koch Forum, will present its research projects. On 7 September, there is a closing lecture by Prof. Pratyush Shankar. The Indian architecture professor heads the cohort of the Humboldt Residency Programme, which is funded by the Federal Foreign Office. The ten fellows from Belize, Brazil, China, Germany, Great Britain, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Africa and Uruguay have already been staying at the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf in Brandenburg since the end of July. Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time in Germany.