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Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen, Member of the Council

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German Council for
Sustainable Development (RNE)
Office c/o GIZ
Potsdamer Platz 10,
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Internet: www.nachhaltigkeitsrat.de
E-Mail: info@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de
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Beate Ressa–Palm
Ph.: +49 / 30 / 338424-121
Fax: +49 / 30 / 338424-125
E-Mail: beate.ressa-palm@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de

Secretary General:
Prof. Dr. Günther Bachmann
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E-Mail: guenther.bachmann@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de

Media Relations:
Hans Stehling, MA
Ph.: +49 / 30 / 338424-233
E-Mail: hans.stehling@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de

Dipl.-Pol. Katja Tamchina (parental leave, per pro.: Hans Stehling)
Ph.: +49 / 30 / 338424-233
E-Mail: katja.tamchina@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de

Project Managers:
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Psych. Dorothee Braun
Ph.: +49 / 30 / 338424-124
E-Mail: dorothee.braun@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de

Dipl.-Psych. Julia Kailasvuori (born Werner)
Ph.: +49 / 30 / 338424-123
E-Mail: julia.kailasvuori@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de

Falko Leukhardt, M.Sc.
Ph.: +49 / 30 / 338424-258
E-Mail: falko.leukhardt@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de

Dipl.-Geogr. Riccarda Retsch
Ph.: +49 / 30 / 338424-171
E-Mail: riccarda.retsch@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de

Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Solms
Ph.: +49 / 30 / 338424-126
E-Mail: juergen.solms@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de

Dipl.-Theol. Yvonne Zwick
Ph.: +49 / 30 / 338424-127
E-Mail: yvonne.zwick@nachhaltigkeitsrat.de

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Registered offices:
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Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
Dr Friedrich Kitschelt, State Secretary

Management Board:
Tanja Gönner (Chair of the Management Board)
Dr Christoph Beier (Vice-Chair of the Management Board)
Dr Hans-Joachim Preuß
Cornelia Richter

Inhaltlich Verantwortlicher gemäߧ 6 MDStV:
Prof. Dr. Günther Bachmann (Anschrift wie oben)

Inhaltlich Verantwortlicher gemäß
§ 10 Absatz 3 MDStV:
Katja Tamchina (Anschrift wie oben)

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