Federal Government reappoints Wolfgang Lucht to the German Advisory Council

10.06.2020 - The German government has reappointed Wolfgang Lucht to its German Advisory Council on the Environment. Lucht is co-head of the Earth System Analysis Department at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and has been a member of the Council for the past four years. Only a few days ago, the seven-member Council submitted a report of several hundred pages - which is only published every four years - to the Federal Minister for the Environment, Svenja Schulze. The committee of professors repeatedly takes a critical stance on current issues and thus advises the government.
Federal Government reappoints Wolfgang Lucht to the German Advisory Council
Wolfgang Lucht (Photo: Batier/PIK)

In addition to Lucht, who was appointed for the area of sustainability and earth system analysis, the members of the Environmental Council are:

  • Claudia Hornberg, University of Bielefeld,
    for the area of health sciences/ toxicology/ noise/ environmental justice

  • Claudia Kemfert, DIW Berlin,
    for the area of Economics/ Climate Protection/ Energy/ Transport

As new members were appointed:

  • Christina Dornack, TU Dresden, for the area of waste and cycle management
  • Wolfgang Köck, University of Leipzig/ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ Leipzig), for the area of environmental and planning law
  • Josef Settele, University of Halle-Wittenberg/ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ Halle), for the field of nature conservation/ ecology/ biodiversity/ land use
  • Annette Elisabeth Töller, FernUniversität Hagen, for German and European environmental policy

Weblink to the press release of the Federal Ministry for the Environment (only available in german):

Weblink to the SRU's Website: