Madita Mertens supports the Borderstep Institute as a student assistant in the area of communication and public relations.
Already during her bachelor studies at the University of Hamburg, Madita Mertens dealt with communication around the topic of climate. Her final thesis dealt with the portrayal of climate change in German satirical programs. To further deepen her knowledge in the areas of sustainability and communication, she decided to pursue a master’s degree in Sustainable Communication at Jönköping University in Sweden.
In her free time, Madita tries her hand at various sports, most recently choosing archery and curling. But her heart belongs to cycling – being out in nature with her camera in all weathers is part of a perfect day.
Heat pumps way out of gas dependence 03.03.2023
Borderstep co-founder Dr. Jens Clausen is co-author of a study on heat pumps presented by ScientistsForFuture just in time for the global climate strike. It shows that in just three years, Germany can reduce up to 60% of the amount of gas previously covered by Russian gas. More
Borderstep supports EU Commission on the topic of data centers 07.02.2023
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In a recent article for the Israel Public Policy Institute, Borderstep co-founder and senior researcher Dr. Severin Beucker looks at the state of the debate on this issue in Germany. The article can be downloaded free of charge. More