Decision of the German Federal Cabinett


New members of German Advisory Council on Global Change appointed  

Berlin, 10 November 2016. The German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) has been appointed by the Federal Cabinet for its next term, until 31.10.2020. Five of the nine Council members have been reappointed. 


Reappointed are Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute, Bonn; Ellen Matthies, Professor for Enviromental Psychology, University of Magdeburg; Sabine Schlacke, Professor of Public Law, specializing Building-, Environmental- and Planning Law at the University of Münster and Uwe Schneidewind, President and Chief Research Executive oft he Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. 


First time appointed WBGU members are Ulrike Grote, Director of the Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade, Hannover University; Martina Fromhold-Eisebith, Professor at the Institute for Geography, RWTH Aachen; Karen Pittel, Director of the Ifo Center for Energy, Climate and Exhaustible Resources and Professor of Economics, University of Munich; Ina Schieferdecker, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS and Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin. 


WBGU: Serving Global Change Politics


The German Federal Government set up the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) as an independent, scientific advisory body in 1992 in the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio Earth Summit). The WBGU's task is to analyse global environmental and development problems and to develop recommendations for action and research in the search for solutions to these problems.    


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