March 31, 2023
Dr. Andreja Kutnar, InnoRenew CoE director, welcomed Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the mastermind behind the development of the New European Bauhaus, in the new InnoRenew CoE building.
“It is a great honor that Dr. Schellnhuber visited us and recognized in us the potential to contribute to the transformation of the built environment,” said Dr. Andreja Kutnar and added that this is an important proof of the institute’s excellence in research and of its efforts to develop sustainable construction and a sustainable future.
They toured the new InnoRenew CoE building, its research laboratories and discussed about the state-of-the-art equipment, which enables breakthrough research and innovation in the field of renewable materials and sustainable construction.
Dr. Schellnhuber is a German physicist, climatologist and founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and former chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Among other science academies, he is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He served as an advisor to a number of eminent political leaders, such as the former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. Further he significantly contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.