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Germany is a full member National Committee.

German National Committee for Future Earth (established April 2013)

The German National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF), an interdisciplinary committee linked to all global change programmes and launched by German Research Funding Agencies, has ended its activities and initiated the “German Committee Future Earth” (DKN-FutureEarth). The “German Committee Future Earth”, supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG),  will now serve as the successor committee to NKGCF and will act as a research advisory board and national partner on questions regarding international developments and activities within the framework of Future Earth.

More information at: http://www.dkn-future-earth.org/


Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR, Kiel).

National Committee on Global Change Research (closed April 2013)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) together with the German Research Foundation (DFG) organises the National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF). The NKGCF is the national contact point for the international global environmental change programs IGBP, WCRP, DIVERSITAS and IHDP as well as for the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). The working group "Biodiversity and global change" includes scientists from the research areas of ecology (marine microbiology, zoology, nature protection), economy (agricultural economics, environmental economics), law and environmental ethics.

More information at : http://www.nkgcf.org/

DIVERSITAS Deutschland

DIVERSITAS Deutschland originated from a loose network of scientists in the areas of biodiversity. Since 2009 it is a formal association. Major goals are to strengthen biodiversity research by supporting innovative and interdisciplinary research agendas, increasing the dialogue with political and other stakeholders as well as supporting junior scientists. DIVERSITAS-D is supported by the Network-Forum on Biodiversity Research Germany (NeFo), a project funded by the Federal Ministry on Education and Research (BMBF).

More information at : http://www.diversitas-deutschland.de/


Christoph Häuser, Coordinator for international cooperation and scientific policy, Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin.

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