Achim Steiner Appointed New Chairman of the Council of Agora Verkehrswende

Berlin, 9 June 2016 – Achim Steiner, the outgoing United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, will become Chairman of the Council of Agora Verkehrswende from July 2016. Agora Verkehrswende is a joint initiative of Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation following the model of Agora Energiewende. In collaboration with key players from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society, the aim is to develop the necessary basis for a comprehensive climate protection strategy for the German transport sector as it moves to complete decarbonisation.

The Executive Director of Agora Verkehrswende is Christian Hochfeld. The initiative will start its work from 1 July 2016.

A description of the project can be found here.