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Dirk Messner

Council Member, CCICED President, German Federal Environment Agency

Mr. Messner is currently Director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the United Nations University in Bonn. He is also Co-Chairman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Mr. Messner’s work has not only influenced scientific debates; it has had an effect on politics, too. As advisor, he has supported the German government, the European Commission, the World Bank and also the Chinese government as a long-standing member of the China Council on International Cooperation on Environment and Development.