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Sonja Peterson – climate economist at the Baltic Sea

Sonja Peterson is a Professor of Climate Economics at the IfW.

A business English course at university had a lasting impact on Sonja Peterson’s career. “In it, our professor taught environmental economics in English because he obviously discovered that topic for himself,” Peterson recalls. “I found that totally fascinating.” She was studying business mathematics in Hamburg at the time, and the connection between the environment and market economics – through the pricing of carbon, for example – had not been on her radar before taking the English course.

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