Dr. Michael Kopatz

Senior Researcher

Energy, Transport and Climate Policy
Research Unit Urban Transitions
Michael Kopatz
+49 202 2492-148
+49 202 2492-250

Education and Academic Training

  • Studies in Social Science with main focus on environmental politics and environmental planning

Professional Experience

  • Since 1997: research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute, Climate Policy Division, since 2003 in the Division Energy, Transport and Climate Policy
  • 1996 - 1997 Contribution to the DFG-Project "Mediation and Negotiation in Environmental Conflicts" (Institute for Public Planning, Oldenburg)

Research Focus

  • Sustainability as a programme for administration
  • Participation and sustainability
  • Local climate protection policies
  • Fuel poverty
  • Sustainable Growth
  • Sustainable Consumption and Worktime Reduction
  • Happiness Policies

Teaching / Memberships

  • BUND - Friends of the Earth Germany
  • Stattverkehr e.V.
  • Greenpeace