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
  • Deputy Chairwoman of the Committee for Development Service and Humanitarian Aid of EWDE (Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung), an organization which consists of Bread for the World and the Social Welfare Organisation of the German Protestant Churches
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of EWDE
  • Member of the Advisory Commission on Sustainable Development of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the GIZ
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Foundation Environment and Development of North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • 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 North-South Advisory Council and the General Assembly of the Heinrich Böll Foundation
  • 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