Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Ernst Ulrich Michael Freiherr von Weizsäcker (born June 25, 1939 in Zurich ) is a German environmental scientist and politician ( SPD ). From 1998 to 2005 he was a member of the German Bundestag . From 2012 to 2018 he was Co-President of the Club of Rome .
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker comes from the Palatinate - Württemberg family Weizsäcker . He is the son of the physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker , brother of the economist Carl Christian von Weizsäcker and nephew of the former Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker . He has been married to the biologist Christine von Weizsäcker (née Radtke) since 1969 and has five children, including Jakob von Weizsäcker , SPD - Member of the European Parliament from 2014 to 2019, and the media educator Paula Bleckmann .
Education and science
After high school in 1958 in Göttingen graduated Weizsäcker a degree in chemistry and physics at the University of Hamburg , when he in 1966 Diploma - physicists ended. In 1968 he was at the University of Freiburg in Bernhard Hassenstein with a thesis form visualization of bees to Dr. rer. nat. PhD.
From 1969 to 1972 Weizsäcker was a scientific consultant at the research facility of the Evangelical Study Community in Heidelberg . In 1972 he accepted an appointment to the University-Essen University on a chair for biology at. From 1975 to 1980 he was President of the University of Kassel . In 1981 he moved to the UN Center for Science and Technology in New York as Director, and from 1984 to 1991 he was Director of the Institute for European Environmental Policy . From 1991 to 2000 he was President of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy .
From January 2006 to December 2008 he was Dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara . Since then he has been working as a freelancer in Emmendingen and since 2012 honorary professor at the University of Freiburg .
Weizsäcker has been a member of the SPD since 1966. From 1966 to 1968 he was chairman of the Young Socialists in Freiburg im Breisgau . From 1968 to 1972 and 1999 to 2001 he was a member of the state executive committee of the SPD Baden-Württemberg . From 1998 to 2005 he was a member of the German Bundestag , which he entered in 1998 via the Baden-Württemberg state list . In 2002 he was directly elected in the Stuttgart I constituency. From March 2000 to October 2002 he was chairman of the Enquête Commission Globalization of the World Economy - Challenges and Answers . From November 2002 he was chairman of the Committee for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety . He did not run for the 2005 federal election .
Functions and memberships
- Member of the German Zoological Society (since 1968)
- Chairman of the Association of German Scientists (1988–1991)
- Chairman of the Dual System Germany Board of Trustees (1991 to 1994)
- Member of the Club of Rome (since 1991) (2012 - 2018 Co-President)
- Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (since 1997)
- Member of the Presidium of the German Evangelical Church Congress (1997-2005)
- Member of the Presidium of the German Society for the United Nations
- Member of the World Academy of Art and Science (since 2005)
- Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) (2007-2014)
- Co-chair of the China Council Task Force for Economic. Instruments for Energy Efficiency and the Environment (2008-2009)
- Member of the Association of Energy Consumers
- Honorary member of the World Future Council
- Member of the Board of Trustees of the German Foundation for World Population (DSW)
- 1977: Pfaff Prize for initiatives in education
- 1989: Premio de Natura, Rome (together with Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland )
- 1991: Honorary professor at the Technical University of Valparaiso
- 1996: Duke of Edinburgh Gold Medal from WWF International
- 1996: The Political Book , Friedrich Ebert Foundation Prize
- 1999: Member of the European Academy of Sciences
- 2000: Honorary doctorate from Sōka University , Japan
- 2002: Takeda Award for Environmental Excellence
- 2008: German Environment Prize from the German Federal Environment Foundation
- 2009: Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 2010: Sustainability Award from the Neumarkter Lammsbräu
- 2010: Honorary doctorate from the University of Belgrade
- 2011: Adam Smith Prize for market-based environmental policy
- 2011: Theodor Heuss Prize of the Theodor Heuss Foundation
- 2012: Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg
- 2013: Inclusion in the list of the 100 most influential thought leaders in the world Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
- 2014: Sustainability Award 2014 from the Saxon Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz Society
- 2015 Bavarian Nature Conservation Award as a thought leader in climate protection and champion for sustainable economy
- 2016 Honorary Doctorate from Nagoya University
- Earth politics . Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 1989, ISBN 3-534-80208-X .
- with Jochen Jesinghaus: Ecological Tax Reform: A Policy Proposal for Sustainable Development . Zed Books, London 1992, ISBN 1-85649-096-3 .
- with Anselm Görres, Henner Ehringhaus, with the collaboration of Kai Schlegelmilch and Hans-Jochen Luhmann: The path to ecological tax reform. Less pollution and more employment. The memorandum of the Friends of Ecological Tax Reform. Olzog, Munich 1994, ISBN 3-7892-9200-1 .
- with Amory B. Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins : Factor Four . Twice the prosperity - halve the consumption of nature. The new report to the Club of Rome. Droemer Knaur, Munich 1995, ISBN 3-426-26877-9 .
- with Oran Young and Matthias Finger: The Limits of Privatization . Hirzel, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 3-7776-1444-0 .
- with Karlson Hargroves, Michael Smith, with the assistance of Cheryl Desha and Peter Stasinopoulos: factor five. The formula for sustainable growth. Droemer, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-426-27486-6 .
- with Daisaku Ikeda : What are we worth to each other? , Verlag Herder, Freiburg / Basel / Vienna 2016, ISBN 978-3-451-34964-5 .
- with Anders Wijkman: It's our turn. Club of Rome: The Great Report , Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2017, ISBN 978-3-579-08693-4 . Original English title "Come On!". Springer Verlag New York, 2018, ISBN 978-1-4939-7418-4 .
- Literature by and about Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker in the catalog of the German National Library
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- Biography at the German Bundestag
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- Federation of Energy Consumers eV: Energieverbübersetzungen.de : Consumers in the energy transition. Retrieved March 7, 2017 .
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- Adam Smith Prize for market-based environmental policy . Website of the Ecological-Social Market Economy forum. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
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|SURNAME||Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich Michael Freiherr von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German natural scientist and politician (SPD), Member of the Bundestag|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 25, 1939|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zurich|