Plenary Speaker

Fritz Reusswig

Fritz Reusswig

Climate expert and senior research fellow, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research


Fritz Reusswig studied sociology and philosophy at the J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, and received his diploma degree and his PhD from there. After working with the Frankfurt-based Institute for Social Ecological Research (ISOE), Fritz joined the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in 1995. He is working on climate mitigation and adaptation issues in the urban context, conflicts of the German “Energiewende” (energy transition), and the social perception of climate change.

Fritz advises various cities in climate policy issues, including Potsdam, Berlin, and Chemnitz. He has also worked in the Indian megacity of Hyderabad. Fritz teaches environmental sociology at the Berlin Humboldt University.