Prof. Dr. Imme Scholz

Department: Directors

Function: Deputy Director

Specialization: Sociologist

Work areas:

  • 2030-Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs)
  • Environment and development
  • Climate change
  • Global environmental governance
  • Forest policy

Responsibilities in education and training:

  • Honorary Professor of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Centre for Ethics and Responsibility
  • Environment and development
  • Management of natural resources
  • Consultancy in development cooperation


Vita

Since 3/2020 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Deputy Director
since 10/2019 Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Honorary Professor of the Centre for Ethics and Responsibility
10/2018-2/2020 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Acting Director
2009-9/2018 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Deputy Director
2006-2010 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Head of Department „Environmental policy and management of natural resources“
2002-2006 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Head of department „Global environmental policy; transformation and stabilization“
1999-2002 GTZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit)
Technical co-operation officer
Subprogramme on Natural Resource Policy (SPRN) (PPG7):
Advisor to the Ministry of the Environment of Pará State, Brazil
1999 Free University of Berlin
Dr. phil. (Sociology)
Thesis on: The environmental innovation capacity of the tropical timber industry in the Brazilian Amazon
1992-1999 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Department III "European development, integration and trade policies"
Researcher
1990-1992 Embassy of Chile in Germany
Assistant to the Economic Attaché
1985-1990 Free University of Berlin
Student of sociology, political sciences and evangelical theology

Member of

  • Deputy Chair of the German Council of Sustainable Development (RNE)
  • Co-Chair in the Independent Groups of Scientists for the UN's Global Sustainable Development Report 2023
  • Membership in the bioeconomy council of the federal government of Germany
  • Member of German Committee Future Earth
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of EWDE
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the GIZ
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef, Stiftung für Entwicklung und Frieden)
  • Member of the advisory council of the Institute for Sustainable Development and Learning at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Evaluation of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of "Global Change - Local Conflicts? Conflicts over land in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa in times of global transformation" (Free University of Berlin)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the research project "Dilemmas of Sustainability" (Prof. Dr. Anna Henkel, University of Passau)
  • Member of the advisory board of the research project „PRODIGY - Soil biodiversity governing tipping points in the Amazon“
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Advances in Climate Change Research" edited by the China Meteorological Administration and National Climate Center
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems"
  • Member of the editorial advisory board der Zeitschrift „G20 Digest“ of RIS, New Delhi
  • Member of the advisory board of the journal E+Z
  • Member of the advisory group for acatech Horizonte

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces

Projects