Julia Gogolewska got involved in public health issues when joining the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) in 2012. For HEAL she is leading the European umbrella organisation's work on climate and energy topics. Her work champions the health benefits of phasing out coal in power generation, as well as from other climate action. Julia is passionate about making climate change a topic of everyday conversations in all areas of life, and about sharing positive visions about a climate resilient future. Before joining HEAL, Julia worked for an Africa-EU energy partnership, studied the social determinants of attitudes towards climate change in Hannover, did research on forest land use rights in India and was engaged in environmental campaigning as a volunteer with various groups.
Manfred Treber started working as a Senior Adviser Climate/Transport with Germanwatch e.V. in Bonn in 1995. He has participated in all Conferences of the Parties (COP) of UN FCCC since COP 1 in Berlin (1995) and was an Expert Reviewer for several Special Reports and Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with working areas climate science, transport and CCS. Since May 2012, he has been Co-Coordinator of a Working Group of the worldwide network CAN (Climate Action International), now of the Working Group "Second Science Review". From August 2011 on, he has been Member of the Advisory Body of CO2 Geological Storage Europe (CGS Europe) and later of CO2GeoNet. Furthermore, he became a member of the board of the Working Group on Engery Issues of the German Physical Society in April 2006. Between 1992 until 1994, he had been Scientific employee (Field: Energy) with the secretariat of the Enquete-Commission "Protecting the Earth's Atmosphere" of Deutscher Bundestag (German Parliament) in Bonn. Manfred Treber holds a Masters in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.) (1987) and a PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) (1993).
Katja Frieler holds a Diploma in Mathematics of the University of Bielefeld and a Ph.D. in “Physics of the Atmosphere” of the University of Potsdam. As Ph.D. student she worked at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI, Potsdam) on chemical modelling of polar stratospheric ozone losses. Before joining the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in July 2008 she was a Post-Doc at the Department of Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology, Charité, University Medicine Berlin. She is deputy chair of PIK’s research domain II on climate impacts and vulnerabilities and head of PRIMAP research group (Potsdam Real-time Integrated Model for probabilistic Assessment of emissions Paths). In addition she leads the cross-sectoral science and coordination group of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP, www.isimip.org). Her research is focused on extreme events.