Dr Zoe Lüthi

Dr Zoe Lucia Lüthi joined the IASS in July as a research fellow for the AMA (A Mindset for the Anthropocene) project, which focuses on the theme of sustainability through inner transformation as well as the potential of mindfulness and empathy/compassion. She completed a Masters in Environmental Science at the University of Bern. In 2010 she moved to Nepal, where she worked as a climate advisor for the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and carried out field research in Nepal and Bhutan. She recently defended her PhD on the theme of air pollution in the Himalaya region and the Tibetan Highlands at the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ITPCAS) in Peking. During her time in Asia she developed a keen interest in meditation, which she uses to gain insights that go beyond the approach of the natural sciences and feed into her efforts towards sustainability. Zoe Lüthi has both Swiss and Italian nationality. She also speaks eight languages, most of which she picked up during her various stays abroad.