Press Release14.02.2020, Berlin

Uwe Schneidewind leaves the WBGU

Uwe Schneidewind will leave the WBGU on 29 February 2020, as he is running for election as mayor of Wuppertal. His withdrawal is intended to avoid possible conflicts of interest.

"In Uwe Schneidewind, the WBGU is losing an accomplished communicator and outstandingly networked sustainability expert," says Sabine Schlacke, co-chair of the WBGU. "On behalf of WBGU I would like to express my sincere thanks for his commitment and constructive cooperation over almost two periods of the Advisory Council," adds WBGU co-Chair Karen Pittel. Schneidewind has been a member of the WBGU since 2013. During his membership, two reports were published, among others, on 'Humanity on the move: The Transformative Power of Cities' and 'Our Common Digital Future'.