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Ralf Fücks

Ralf Fücks is Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the Center for Liberal Modernity, fol­low­ing 21 years of work in the executive of the Hein­rich Böll Stiftung, the political foundation associated with the Greens. At the center of his work were green economics and ecological innovation, migration, the future of Europe and international politics. Before that he was co-chair of the Greens (1989/​90) and Senator for Envi­ron­ment and City Devel­op­ment in Bremen.

Fücks is con­sid­ered a pioneer thinker, seeking cross-party dis­course. He pub­lished in leading news­pa­pers, gives speeches and par­tic­i­pates in the public debate. Fücks is an advo­cate for liberal ecology pol­i­tics, which focus on inno­va­tion rather than pro­hi­bi­tion. Of special impor­tance to him is a dia­logue with the economy, which he con­sid­ers an invalu­able actor of a “green indus­trial rev­o­lu­tion”. Fücks is coor­di­na­tior of the com­mit­tee “Eco­log­i­cal Mod­erni­sa­tion” within the Peters­burg Dia­logue. Like Marieluise Beck he fights for demo­c­ra­tic oppo­si­tion in Russia, Ukraine and other East-Euro­pean coun­tries. He is a con­vinced Euro­pean and transat­lantic.