Maja became Head of the Berlin office of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy in early 2013 and works in transition research for resilient and just models of prosperity with a system point of view. She holds a PhD in Political Economy and a diploma in Media and Communication and has always connected science, civil society and policy work. Maja enjoys lecturing and supported several NGO networks on ecology, globalization and justice before joining the launch of the World Future Council (WFC) in 2006 where she set up several campaigning programs on climate/energy, finance, and oceans governance before founding and directing the department on Future Justice in Brussels from 2008-2012. Here the focus lay on identifying “best policies” for sustainability and the representation of future generations in policy-making and jurisdiction.
From a political economy point of view changing the current ideas and measures of economic growth has always been a cross-cutting issue in Maja’s work: from her point of view they are key drivers of unsustainable development paths and their update to 21st Century science a high leverage point for transformative change.