Christian Maaß

is a co-founder and managing director at Hamburg Institut. His research and consulting focus is on policies, regulation and strategies for public institutions and commercial enterprises in sustainable energy, mobility and environmental issues.

From 2008 to the end of 2010 he was State Secretary at the Hamburg Ministry for Urban Development and Environment. In this function, he was in charge of Hamburg's successful bid to become the European Green Capital in 2011 and he initiated the foundation of the utility Hamburg Energie. He chaired its supervisory board and, among other things, the supervisory boards of the municipal cleaning department and the water supplier.

Christian Maaß studied law at the Universities of Hamburg and Geneva. He worked at the Research Centre for Environmental Law at the University of Hamburg and as a lawyer. From 2001 to 2008, he was a member of the Hamburg State Parliament and chaired its Environment Committee. Maaß is a co-editor of the "Zeitschrift für Umweltrecht" and author of various publications on environmental law.

His consulting expertise:

  • Strategy consulting for ministries, municipalities and NGOs
  • Legislation and funding
  • Transformation of district heating systems towards renewable energies
  • Municipal energy and environmental concepts
  • Innovative financial instruments for public transport



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