Professor Schulze, director of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, was an active WBGU member from 1997 to 2004. This is the third time a former WBGU member has won the Award. In 2005, Joachim Luther, head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, received the Award. Professor Luther was a WBGU member from 2000 to 2004. In 1998, Hartmut Grassl was the first WBGU member to receive the German Environmental Award. The former head of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg was a WBGU member from 1992 to 1994 and again from 2000 to 2004. During those periods, he chaired the Council for several years. Horst Köhler, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, will present the German Environmental Award 2006 to its recipients at a ceremony on 29 October in Dresden.