Loë Guthmann


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship

October 2021 - September 2022

Project title

Bridging the Gap – The potential of community- and nature-based solutions in places of polarisation

Short biography

Loë Guthmann is eager to create synergies between environmentalism and social justice. He believes that, in an increasingly polarised world, shared ecological challenges are potential entry points for cooperation between and within communities. How can we sustainably transform public space? How can we get civil society on board? These are the questions Loë seeks answers to. He holds a dual degree in International Affairs from King’s College London and Sciences Po Paris. Prior to the fellowship, Loë helped promote climate-friendly cooling as part of GIZ, wrote environmental reports at the European Parliament, and conducted community mapping exercises with young people in Hackney, London.