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"Sustainable development requires moving the fight against climate change to the center of social and economic transformation - not only in Germany but worldwide."

Jennifer Morgan, Member of the Council

Olaf Tschimpke, Deputy Chairman of the Council

Deputy Chairman of the Council, President of “NABU” (Nature and biodiversity conservation)

The principle of sustainability is the only option for responsible global action; it protects our eco-systems and thus ensures the survival of generations to come.


2 Dec. 1955      born in Peine
1974 High school graduation (A levels) at Ratsgymnasium in Peine
1976 - 1982 Studies at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
subjects: Geography, Geology, soil science, land improvement and economy of water and economics at FU Hagen
1983 Graduation with diploma certificate in Geography
1982 - 1985 Research about ecological use of land in Sri Lanka and Tanzania
1985 - 2000 Executive director of Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) in the state of Niedersachsen
1995 - 2001 Assistant lecturer for environmental politics at FH Hildesheim/Holzminden
2000 - 2003 State chairman of NABU Niedersachsen
Election to become president of NABU,
2007 re-election

Mandates and honorary commitment

Since 2003 Member of the council at ZDF

Member of the board of trustees at foundation Michael-Otto-Stiftung für Umweltschutz

Member of the supervisory board of the Wuppertal-Institut

Since 2004 Member of the board of trustees of the foundation Naturschutzgeschichte

Since 2008 Member of the board of trustees of the foundation Hanns-R.-Neumann

Since Jun. 2010 Member of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)

Since Feb. 2012 Deputy Chairman of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)

Olaf Tschimpke is married and has three children.

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Olaf Tschimpke

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