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Palmer, Boris

Mayor of Tuebingen, Germany

Referent Boris Palmer auf dem Global Media Forum 2013 Bildrechte: Verwertungsrechte im Kontext des Global Media Forums 2013 eingeräumt.

Boris Palmer has been the mayor of Tübingen, a university town in southern Germany, since 2007. Now aged 40, he was a member of the state assembly of Baden-Württemberg from 2001 - 2007. Among his roles he was also vice-chair of his party's legislative assembly group. Palmer studied mathematics and history. Ecology has always been a mainstay of his political actions. Since taking office in Tübingen, he has made climate protection a focus of city policy. He is driven by the ambitious goal to reduce the town's per capita emissions to a level that is safe for the climate by 2020.

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