Ralf Fücks is managing director of the centre, following 21 years of work in the executive of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the political foundation associated with the Greens. At the centre 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.
Intelligent wachsen – Die grüne Revolution (“Grow intelligently – The Green Revolution”), Hanser Verlag, Munich 2013; English translation: Green Growth, Smart Growth, Anthem Press, New York 2015
Freiheit verteidigen –Wie wir den Kampf um die offene Gesellschaft gewinnen (“Defending fredom –How we can win the fight for an open society”), Hanser Verlag, Munich 2017.