Charis Hoffmann

Project Manager

+49 202 459 58 - 24

Download vCard


Charis joined the Sustainable Lifestyles Team (SL) of the CSCP in January 2024. Her work focuses on behavior change approaches, including the transition to sustainable food choices.

Her previous experience lies in circular economy. While working at the ICLEI World Secretariat, she supported cities globally to transition to a circular economy, through projects and global programs on digital tools, built environment, textiles, plastics and social equity. She also advocated for the mainstreaming of circular economy in UNFCCC and UNEP fora. Prior to that, she was part of the Circular Economy Team at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment, which authored and is responsible for policy oversight, coordination and communication of the European Circular Economy Action Plan.

Her passion for psychological approaches to sustainability started with her master thesis research. She examined psychological barriers that people experience when transitioning to sustainable lifestyles, and the mechanisms through which these barriers could be overcome.

Charis holds a BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience from Maastricht University, and a Double-Degree MSc in Public Policy and Human Development from the United Nations University and Maastricht University. She is also certified in Deep-Psychological Market and Media Research by the Rheingold Institute in Cologne, where she learned to examine the often-unconscious motivations that drive human behavior, and acquired skills in qualitative interviewing, focus groups, and market and media analysis.

In her free time, she is engaged in the Climate Psychology Alliance, and co-moderates a German-spoken Climate Café, a safe space to talk about thoughts and feelings related to the climate crisis.

Charis is a German and American national.