Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers fellowships to researchers from threshold and developing countries who are thus given the opportunity to spend a year researching climate and environmental protection in Germany. During the three-week introductory phase, the young climate experts visit research institutions and cultural events throughout Germany to gain an insight into the current state of technology, research, structures and implementation of climate and envi-ronmental protection in Germany.
In this context, the 19 scholarship fellows from Africa, Asia and South America visited the Wuppertal Institute on 14 March 2019. After a short introduction of the Wuppertal Institute by Alicja Darski, Wolfgang Obergassel, Project Co-ordinator in the Energy, Transport and Climate Policy Division, presented the results and outcomes of the UN Climate Conference 2018 (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. A second input was given by Dr Holger Berg, Project Co-ordinator in the Circular Economy Division, on the digital circular economy in the plastics industry. Both inputs were followed by an interested exchange and lively discussions.
Following the introductory phase, Adriana Marchiori Silvia, one of the climate protection scholarship fellows, will research for one year on the subject of Circular Economy for Brazil with a focus o bioeconomy at the Wuppertal Institute in division Circular Economy.