Dirk Messner

Dirk Messner
Director, Co-Chair
German Development Institute (DIE), Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Germany

Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner has been Director of the “German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)” since 2003. He is also Co-Director of the “Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research”, University Duisburg-Essen. Based on his research, Dirk Messner is engaged in high-ranking policy advisory councils. For example, he is Co-Chair of the “German Advisory Council on Global Change” (“Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen” (WBGU)) and of the „Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany “(SDSN). He is also member of the “China Council on Global Cooperation on Development and Environment“ (CCICED).
His work areas focus on Global change and Sustainable Development, Transformation towards the Decarbonisation of the global Economy, Global Governance and International Cooperation.