Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF Germany)



Department carrying out activities: Climate Change and Energy

The Baltic Environmental Forum Germany (BEF Germany) is a non-governmental, non-forprofit association with 7 employees that promotes the implementation of EU environmental legislation and policies, and aims at improving environmental communication and education.

BEF Germany works in partnership with public administration, education institutions, business and other institutions in Germany and abroad. BEF Germany has managed and participated in several international projects on adaptation to climate change, energy efficiency and sustainable transport – the later topics are highly relevant to climate change mitigation. Besides these topics, BEF Germany also works on issues of nature conservation, marine protection and hazardous substances.

BEF Germany has a long experience in communication environmental problems either through seminars, workshops, planning simulations, study trips, or printed material such as recommendations, guidebooks, brochures and other media. Besides the communication of environmental problems, BEF Germany also analyzes why they are not easily solved and how to change that. We conduct interviews, study environmental data and networks, analyze media and assess and developments in politics, society and business.




Tamer Fawzy is an environmental expert and project manager. He has been working with the Baltic Environmental Forum for five years. He has experience in developing national and international cooperation projects and coordinating activities inquiring stakeholder perceptions, strengthen acceptance, and involving stakeholders. With his background of biology, history of science and visual communication, Tamer Fawzy can contribute significantly to the development of communication strategies for science related issues and the active involvement of local actors.



Matthias Grätz is a project manager and environmental expert, working with the Baltic Environmental Forum for almost ten years. He is experienced in developing and leading international cooperation projects on energy efficiency, sustainable transport and especially adaptation to climate change. As a geographer, he is very interested in special landscapes such as island and the role that climate change will have on these landscapes. He is especially familiar with the North Sea and Baltic Sea Region, having spent several months in Sweden, Latvia and the Netherlands. Besides German, he speaks English, Swedish and Dutch.



Heidrun Fammler is the President of the BEF Group with 20 years of practical experience in leading and contributing to marine environment projects in the Baltic Sea region. She has great experience as moderator of stakeholder integration processes as well as international workshops, conferences and seminars on various topics related to marine and maritime issues. She is well-accepted partner of the regional sea’s fora such as HELCOM, EU SBSR and VASAB and has long years’ cooperation records with the competent environmental authorities of the member states around the Baltic Sea.