Current members of the Council (2020-2024)

Source: Fraunhofer IWKS

The nine members of the WBGU are appointed by the German government's Federal Cabinet for a term of four years. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) finance the Council and share the lead management. 
The WBGU is fully independent in its work and choice of topics. It is monitored and supported by an interministerial committee of the federal government in which the Federal Chancellery and all the ministries are represented. 
The following professors are members of the Advisory Council for the current term, which runs from 2020-2024:

Secretariat  The Council's research analysts

Karen Pittel, Foto: ifo Institut
Economist
ifo Institute, IWH Halle Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich
Sabine Schlacke
Law professor
University of Münster
Alexander Bassen
Economist
Universität Hamburg
Jörg Drewes, Photo: Technische Universität München
Environmental engineer
Technical University of Munich
Uwe Fischer, Foto: Hans Zurbuchen
Ecologist and biodiversity researcher
University of Bern
Sabine Gabrysch, Photo Copyright: PIK/Klemens Karkow
Physician and epidemiologist
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Charité Berlin
Anna-Katharina Hornidge
Development and knowledge sociologist
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik and University of Bonn
Hans-Otto Pörtner, Photo: Kerstin Rolfes, AWI
Ecophysiologist and climate scientist
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Anke Weidenkaff
Materials Scientist
Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS