About Stiftung Mercator
Preventing dangerous climate change is one of Stiftung Mercator’s central objectives. In establishing the MCC in 2011, its aim was to drive forward research into viable ways of reconciling economic growth and climate change mitigation, and to strengthen scientific policy advice in this area. Stiftung Mercator is a private and independent foundation. Through its work it strives for a society characterized by openness to the world, solidarity and equal opportunities. In this context it concentrates on strengthening Europe; increasing the educational success of disadvantaged children and young people, especially those of migrant origin; driving forward climate change mitigation and promoting science and the humanities. Stiftung Mercator symbolizes the connection between academic expertise and practical project experience. One of Germany’s leading foundations, it is active both nationally and internationally. Stiftung Mercator feels a strong sense of loyalty to the Ruhr region, the home of the founding family and the foundation’s headquarters.