Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner became the new President of the German Environment Agency on 1 January 2020.

The internationally renowned sustainability scientist Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner succeeded Maria Krautzberger, who was retiring at the end of the year 2019.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner was Director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the United Nations University in Bonn and Co-Chairman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).

Your contacts in the President´s Office (PB)


Invitations to the president
may be addressed to the Presidential Office pb [at] uba [dot] de

Dr. Nicole Adler
Head of PB 3 International Relations
Email: nicole [dot] adler [at] uba [dot] de, Tel.: +49 (0)340 / 2103-3125

Dr. Jeremias Herberg
Head of the President´s Office
Email: jeremias [dot] herberg [at] uba [dot] de, Tel.: +49 (0)340 / 2103-2110

Franziska Wehinger
Head of PB 1 Strategy / Controlling / Planning / Policy advice
Email: franziska [dot] wehinger [at] uba [dot] de, Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8903-3927

Hannah Steinfeldt
Policy advice
Email: hannah [dot] steinfeldt [at] uba [dot] de, Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8903-5592

Dr. Marcel Dorsch
Digitalization / Transformation alliances
Email: marcel [dot] dorsch [at] uba [dot] de, Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8903-5046

Dr. Stephan Bartke
Strategic third-party funded research / European research networking
Email: stephan [dot] bartke [at] uba [dot] de, Tel.: +49 (0)340 / 2103-2612

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 President  Dirk Messner