Maja Göpel

Dr Maja Göpel is Head of the Berlin Office at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. She is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of Terre des Hommes Germany and the Foundation for Peace and Development, a trustee of the Foundation for Sustainability and Democracy, and a member of the Balaton Group.

Maja’s research, engagement and publications focus on system transformations for sustainable development, new prosperity models, and future justice, with an emphasis on the role of paradigm shifts as strategic leverage points. Her passion lies in painting the big picture and translating between worldviews to create common ground for unexpected coalitions.

She has just finished writing The Great Mindshift. Why a New Economic Paradigm is essential for sustainability transformations (Springer, forthcoming). Previously, Maja created the Future Policy Award and the Future Justice Program at the World Future Council.