Luisa Neubauer

Photo by Lena Faye


Climate Activist


Luisa is a climate activist from Germany and one of the most prominent representatives of the German climate movement. In 2018, she met Swedish student Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Change Conference and then started the movement in Germany together with other activists. Since then, Luisa has helped organize several global climate strikes, met with various heads of state and government, participated in UN climate conferences, and frequently speaks on global stages. In 2021, she and others won a climate court case against the German government, which is considered a historic ruling.
Luisa holds a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in resource analysis and management from the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany. She has published three books, all of which look at the climate emergency from different angles, using methods of storytelling and science communication. She also hosts the Spotify climate podcast "1.5 Degrees" and lives in Berlin.

At THE NEW INSTITUTE, Luisa was a fellow in the Academic Year 2023/24.

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