German Advisory Council on Global Change / Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen, WBGU
The German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) is an independent, scientific advisory body to the German Federal Government. The WBGU’s task is to analyse global environmental and development problems and to develop recommendations for action and research in the search for solutions to these problems. The WBGU has nine members, appointed by the federal cabinet (Bundeskabinett), having first been nominated by the Ministries of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). Dirk Messner and Sabine Schlacke are co chairs of the WBGU.