Since August 2019, Bettina Steuri is the scientific coordinator for Cluster I "Netto-Zero-2050", part of the Helmholtz Climate Initiative. A team of around 70 people from ten Helmholtz centres is working on strategies and new approaches to achieve a CO2-neutral Germany by 2050. The focus is on technologies for extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as well as its storage and usage. The results flow into a pilot roadmap for a CO2-neutral Germany by 2050 and are intended to drive the public and political debate about CO2 neutrality at various levels - also in the Helmholtz Association itself.
Before that, Bettina Steuri worked as a research associate at GERICS for the transdisciplinary project UseUClim, which was a module of the funding measure "Urban Climate under Chance I". She was part of the coordination committee and headed the Living Lab for the development of the scientifically based and at the same time practice-oriented urban climate model PALM-4U.
Bettina Steuri studied architecture in Switzerland and received her master`s degree in «Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning» from the HafenCity University in Hamburg. She focused on the effects of climate change on the urban environment and intensively dealt with strategies for liveable, energy-efficient and climate adapted cities. Before and in parallel to her master studies, she worked as an assistant and junior lecturer for the architecture department at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. She was primarily involved in transdisciplinary and international projects between Europe and India, in particular focusing on the topics of sustainable urban development and visual communication.
Parallel to her work at GERICS Bettina Steuri is completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in "Sustainability Management" at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg. Her focus is on sustainability communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).