A mission to combat and mitigate climate change in Hamburg
The Hamburg Climate Council (Hamburger Klimarat) has been founded as an initiative for accelerating measures to combat and mitigate climate change in Hamburg. Its purpose is informal dialogue between members and reciprocal advice.
Press release by Hamburger Klimarat
On 5 February 2020 the inaugural meeting of the Hamburger Klimarat took place in the HafenKlub by the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken.
The Hamburger Klimarat [Hamburg Climate Council] is an initiative for accelerating measures to combat and mitigate climate change in Hamburg. Its purpose is informal dialogue between members and reciprocal advice. Members discuss progress and hurdles relating to their own measures as well as the latest scientific insights and the options for further projects and initiatives. The members of the Council use their direct contact to advance climate projects, to brief one another and to be available to the public as dialogue partners at events. The Council does not formulate any joint calls for action from third parties and does not see itself as a political body. It is independent, non-party and supplements existing and future platforms. The Council does not have a spokesman or spokeswoman and does not plan to have a formal structure. Each member speaks for him or herself and not on behalf of the Council. Its legitimation derives from the shared desire of the members for a closer professional exchange, from the readiness for dialogue with all members, from offering to give and accept advice in Council, from its constructive and facts-based discussions and from a striving for stronger measures to combat and mitigate climate change within the framework of the 17 sustainable development goals. Organisational expenditure is financed by funds provided voluntarily by the members of the Council.
The initial members of the Council are:
Andreas Bartmann, President, Handelsverband Nord e. V.
Arnaud Boehmann, Spokesman, Fridays For Future
Frank Böttcher, Chairman, Hamburger Klimaschutzsstiftung e.V./boettcher.science
Andreas Breitner, Chairman, Verband norrdeutscher Wohnungsbauunternehmer e.V.
Prof. Dr. Martin Claußen, Director, Max-Planck-Institut Hamburg
Michael Eggenschwiler, Managing Director, Flughafen Hamburg GmbH/Wasserstoff Gesellschaft e.V.
Prof. Dr. Anita Engels, Co-spokeswoman, Cluster of Excellence for Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CLICCS)
Kirsten Fehrs, Bishop, Nordelbische Kirche
Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Peter-M. Friemert, Managing Director, ZEBAU GmbH
Arved Fuchs, Expedition leader
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Gege, Chairman, B.A.U.M. e.V.
Dr. Helmuth-Michael Groscurth, Managing Director, arrhenius consult gmbh
Prof. Dr. Herrmann Held, steering group, KlimaCampus Hamburg
Andreas Kröger, President, Landwirtschaftskammer Hamburg
Holger Lange, Management, Stadtreinigung Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif, President, Club of Rome
Nathalie Leroy, Managing Director, Hamburg Wasser
Martin Mahn, Managing Director, Hamburg Innovation GmbH
Finn Möller, Managing Director, Arktik GmbH
Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke, Managing Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie
André Mücke, Vice-President, Handelskammer Hamburg
Dr.-Ing. Walter Pelka, President, Hanseatischer Ingenieursclub
Michael Prinz, Managing Director, Hamburg Energie
Malte Siegert, NABU Hamburg
Hjalmar Stemmann, President, Handwerkskammer Hamburg
Angela Titzrath, Chairman of the Board, HHLA