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Dirk Messner

last contributed to D+C/E+Z in winter of 2019/2020. He directs the Institute for Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University (UN-EHS) in Bonn and co-chairs the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).  

All articles of Dirk Messner

World order

“Teetering continent”

The EU is currently not a convincing model of supranational policymaking, but it can – and should – become one

Human civilisation

Why we need a UN charter

What needs to be done so digitalisation will drive, not thwart the transformation to sustainability

Risks to humanity

“The most powerful driving force is climate change”

The dangerous trends that are changing the global environment are interconnected


“We need to build shock resilience”

DIE-GDI director Dirk Messner assesses state of global climate action ahead of UN summit in Bonn

Global Governance

“Historically unprecedented”

Only international cooperation can prevent looming global disasters

Global environment

“Normative compass”

The dramatic global impact of urbanisation is being underestimated, warns WBGU

European policy

“We must take seriously our own promises”

How the EU could boost its global influence

Global governance

Refreshing ­optimism

The climate crisis can be regarded as a business opportunity

Post-2015 debate

Promising foundation

Poverty and inequality are two huge challenges in post-2015 world


“Focus on global development”

Global governance is the most important future development issue

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