Think tank

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen

German Advisory Council on Global Change ‒ WBGU

Berlin, Germany

The German federal government set up WBGU as an independent, scientific advisory body in 1992 in the run-up to the Rio Earth Summit. The Council's principal tasks are to: analyse global environment and development problems and report on these; review and evaluate national and international research in the field of global change; provide early warning of new issue areas; identify gaps in research and to initiate new research; monitor and assess national and international policies for the achievement of sustainable development; elaborate recommendations for action and research; raise public awareness and heighten the media profile of global change issues. The German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) publishes flagship reports every two years, making its own choice of focal theme. In addition, the German government can commission the Council to prepare special reports and policy papers.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.wbgu.de/

Address:
Luisenstraße 46 D-10117 Berlin

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Business model
Government
Institutional affiliations
Government
Year founded
1992
Age (years)
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen
 29
Germany average
 37
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: The German government
Founder gender: Other/Not applicable
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Maja Göpel
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2019
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen
 10
Germany average
 76
Global average
 120
% Female staff
2019
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen
40% 
Germany average
47% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen
33% 
Germany average
41% 
Global average
34% 

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen
 2,211
Germany average
 7,866
Global average
 15,113

Data notes

Last updated: 30/01/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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