Janna Aljets joined Agora Verkehrswende as Senior Associate for Urban Mobility in December 2021. She is responsible for promoting ties between municipal stakeholders and for the cooperative development of strategies to transform the transport sector. She is particularly interested in the sociological dimensions of sustainable transport and in developing solutions that reduce impacts to the environment while also ensuring mobility for all.
Janna previously worked for the transport policy spokesperson of the political party Die Linke in the German Bundestag. While employed at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Brussels, she examined solutions for transforming the automotive industry. She has also worked at the youth organisation of the environment NGO Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND, Friends of the Earth Germany), where she researched climate change and post-growth. All the while, she has been a vocal participant in the climate justice movement.
Janna Aljets holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and Spanish Philology from Freie Universität Berlin.
Song choice for the Agora Verkehrswende Mix: Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin).