Jürgen Trittin was born on 25 July 1954 in Bremen. He is married and lives in Berlin and Göttingen. From 1973 he studied social sciences in Göttingen, where he was involved in the AStA of the University of Göttingen and was temporarily president of the student parliament. After his studies he worked as a research assistant, press spokesman and freelance journalist. Since 1980 he has been a member of the Green Party. His career with the Greens began in 1982 as managing director of the council faction of the Alternative Green Initiative List in Göttingen. Since 1984 he has been press spokesman of the Green parliamentary faction in Lower Saxony. In 1985-90 he was a member of the Lower Saxony state parliament and from 1990 onwards he was Lower Saxony’s Minister for Federal and European Affairs and member of the Bundesrat. From 1994 on, Mr. Trittin was spokesman for the federal executive committee of the Green Party for 4 years. Ever since 1998 he has been a member of the German Bundestag and was Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety from 98-2005. From 2005-2009 he was Vice-Chairman of the Bundestag faction of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and from 2009-2013 he headed the faction. He is currently a member of the Bundestag’s Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. From 2015-2016 Jürgen Trittin co-chaired the Commission to Review the Financing of the Nuclear Exit. Since 2019 he is a member of the strategic and scientific advisory board of IKEM.