Current members of the Council (2020-2024)
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:
ifo Institute, IWH Halle Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich
University of Greifswald
Technical University of Munich
Ecologist and biodiversity researcher
University of Bern
Development and knowledge sociologist
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) and University of Bonn
Ecophysiologist and climate scientist
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
University of Augsburg
Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS