Launch of new project

Official as of October 1: I’ll be co-leading a new team working on disinformation in digital spaces. Under the title “Upgrade Democracy”, we will analyse and highlight the dynamics of disinformation. If this seems detached from my usual focus on sustainability, climate action, and innovation — I can assure you, it is not. Not only... Continue Reading →

New role with Bertelsmann Stiftung

I've been feeling the need to go deeper and spend more time thinking, researching, and supporting people on their impact journeys for a while now. This is why I am particularly happy to share that I joined the Bertelsmann Foundation as a Senior Expert on Future Tech and Sustainability at the beginning of July. I'll... Continue Reading →

Panel: re:publica 2022

#rp22 — “Frictionless Planet” During this year’s re:publica 2022, June 8-10 in Berlin, I had the great pleasure of joining two remarkable women and longtime friends for a panel discussion on the intersection of open data, digital rights, and the climate crisis. Together with Open Knowledge Foundation CEO, Renata Avila and Sustainable Internet Lead with... Continue Reading →

Keynote: GedankenGut

Am 28. April war ich auf Gut Oppershausen in Wienhausen eingeladen von der IHK Lüneburg-Wolfsburg. In meiner Keynote ging es um das Zusammenspiel von Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit mit einem klaren Credo: Wir müssen unternehmerischen Erfolg neu definieren. Erfolg muss an sozialen und umweltschützenden Aspekten, nicht nur finanziellen Gewinnen gemessen werden. ~Cathleen Berger, @_cberger_Tweet Ein kurzes... Continue Reading →

Blog series: Part 2-4 on paths to action

After sharing my initial post in this series, which estimate the internet's environmental footprint to be in the range of 4-7% of global greenhouse gas emissions, parts 2-4 focused on what we can do to improve this impact. Part 2 looked at various environmental reports from big tech companies, such as Netflix, Facebook, and Apple... Continue Reading →

Mozfest Sustainability Space

In 2021, we curated the first ever dedicated sustainability space at Mozfest -- virtually, of course. It's been a great turnout with many interesting and engaging sessions, and so, so many people contributing and supporting one another to pull it all off: Thank you! It was a busy 10 days, so I didn't get to... Continue Reading →

Fellowship: Asian Forum on Global Governance

In January this year, I was provided with the opportunity to travel to India as a Raisina Young Fellow to become part of a wonderful cohort of individuals during the Asian Forum on Global Governance. I captured some highlights on Instagram, noting: The #AFGG2020 fellowship was such an incredible experience. 48 people, 28 countries. Too... Continue Reading →

Panel: Internet Governance Forum, Berlin

During the 14th IGF in Berlin, I was invited to join a panel on "Unpacking Digital Trade". And while my knowledge on trade negotiations is pretty limited, it was certainly interesting, and both surprisingly valuable and surprisingly shocking, to learn how many of the established channels for multistakeholder engagement are yet again pushed aside to... Continue Reading →

Blog: How to end the global governance gridlock?

It’s generally accepted that democracy is in crisis worldwide, and that spaces for civic participation are shrinking. Meanwhile, the so-called “techlash” is polarising debates around how governments around the world should govern the internet and social media. For years, I’ve heard people talk about fostering dialogue between diverse stakeholder groups and the importance of soliciting... Continue Reading →

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