Damian Arikas

Damian Arikas

Environmental Expert

Phone: +49 (0)40/5330 7084
E-Mail: damian.arikas@bef-de.org

About me

With my work at BEF Germany, I will continue to work on the topics that are most important to me: a sustainable turnaround in the key areas of energy and transport – as well as the increase of awareness of the threats posed by climate change. After all, we all know that climate protection and sustainable economic management are the conditions for the future of the people on our planet. Sadly, it sounds almost unrealistic: My goal is a society that lives with nature and not against it. I work for that.

Damian worked as a Marketing Manager at the Faculty of Sustainability at Leuphana University Lüneburg and as a Project manager and Campaigner for Energy and Climate Policy at Germanwatch, BUND e.V., Bündnis90/Die Grünen and the Global Marshall Plan Foundation. He studied cultural studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder and at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki.

Job qualifications
  • Diploma in Cultural Sciences (European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder)
Competences and fields of work

     Climate change

  • Regional climate change mitigation
  • Regional climate change adaptation

     Sustainable mobility

  • Low-emission urban transportation stategies
  • Bike traffic


  • Sustainable usage of energy
  • Energy saving in municipalities

     Project development

  • National and international grant funding schemes
  • Project coordination
Current projects


ChemClimCircle The linear thinking behind current consumption patterns is responsible for almost 45% of our…


CHANGE(K)NOW! The SEED project “Change(K)now!” aims to use innovative approaches in behavior change in consumption…


Soclimpact The project Soclimpact surveys the impact of climate change on European islands. Based on…


STRONG-COM The Covenant of Mayors is a voluntary commitment of cities and municipalities to reduce…

Baltic Environmental Forum Deutschland e.V.
Osterstraße 58
DE_20259 Hamburg

Tel.: +49(0)40/5330 7084
Mail: damian.arikas@bef-de.org

How do you find us?

The office is in Haus der Zukunft.
You can reach us by the U2 at the station Osterstraße or by bus 4, 20, 25 at station Schulweg.