Barbara Unmüßig, Germany

Barbara Unmüßig is the president of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, a position she has held since 2002. At the foundation, she is responsible for its strategy and programme development for Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East.

Furthermore, she is responsible for the strategy and programme development of the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy.
Her work focuses on issues of globalisation and international climate policy, international agricultural policy and the promotion of democracy and conflict prevention.
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In 1991 and 1992, she managed the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) project office of the German environmental organisations, the German League for Nature and Environment (Deutscher Naturschutzring) and Friends of the Earth Germany (Bund fuer Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland, BUND) in preparation for the Rio de Janeiro summit in 1992. In 1992, Unmüßig was a founding member – and until 2002 spokesperson – of the Forum on Environment and Development, a German NGO. From 1993 until 2002 Barbara served as the executive chairperson of World Economy, Ecology, & Development (WEED).

Selection of articles and publications by Barbara Unmüßig:

  1. Barbara Unmüßig, Wolfgang Sachs, Thomas Fatheuer (2012): Critique of the Green Economy - Toward Social and Environmental Equity, June 2012, http://www.boell.de/publications/publications-critique-of-the-green-economy-14826.html 
  2. Barbara Unmüßig (2012): Growth skepticism. Another attempt to save the planet?, published in: D+C, 4/2012, p. 166-168; http://www.boell.de/ecology/climate/climate-energy-green-new-deal-growth-scepticism-rio-2012-14311.html 
  3. Barbara Unmüßig (2012): The Green Economy – The New Magic Bullet? Expectations from the Rio+20 Conference, March 2012, http://www.boell.de/ecology/ecology-green-economy-the-new-magic-bullet-14268.html
More information:
Proteste in Rio
Wie Grüne Ökonomie ein Streitthema wurde

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