Professor Dirk Messner appointed new President of the UBA

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Dirk Messner
Source: UNU-EHS / Aileen Orate

The internationally renowned sustainability scientist Dirk Messner will become the new President of the German Environment Agency on 1 January 2020. On 31 July 2019, the German Federal Cabinet approved this personnel proposal by Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. Professor Messner succeeds Maria Krautzberger, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Dirk 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).

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