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


KNOWING Climate It is well known that climate change mitigation targets must be met to…


Sea2Land Fisheries, nature conservation, renewable energies, shipping, tourism – our coasts are used in many…

INTERREG ChemClimCircle

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


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

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.