Ernst von Weizaecker
Born 25 June, 1939 in Zürich, Switzerland. 1965 M.A. Physics, Hamburg; 1969 Ph.D. Biology Freiburg, Germany. 1972 Professor of Biology, Essen University. 1975 Founding President, University of Kassel. 1981 Director, UN Centre for Science and Technology for Development, New York. 1984 Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy, Bonn, London, Paris. 1991 Founding President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy. 1998 Member of Parliament, SPD (serving as Chair, consecutively, of the Bundestag Study Commission on Economic Globalisation, and of the Environment Committee.) 2006 Dean, Bren School for Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara, California. 2007-2009 Co-Chair China Council (CCICED) Taskforce on Economic Instruments for Energy Efficiency and the Environment. 2009 retired; pro bono Co-Chair, since 2007, International Resource Panel, and Co-President, since 2012, of the Club of Rome.