Jörg-Andreas Krüger

President of the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU)

Born in 1968, Jörg-Andreas Krüger has since his early youth been committed to the cause of nature conversation and environmental protection. From the age of 12, he was involved through NABU and other environmental protection agencies in actively promoting the protection and preservation of biodiversity. He began as a member of the NABU youth organisation, was elected the youth spokesperson for NABU Lower Saxony and took on various board offices.

Following his training and employment as an administrative officer for the city of Oldenburg, Jörg-Andreas Krüger completed an engineering degree in landscape architecture at the university of applied sciences in Freising. He then worked for a member of the Bavarian State Parliament and joined NABU Lower Saxony in 1999. From December 2004 to August 2013, he headed the specialist unit for nature conservation and environmental policy at NABU’s national headquarters.

Between September 2013 and July 2017, Krüger led the specialist unit for biodiversity at WWF Germany. In particular, his work focused on developing and implementing political strategies aimed at protecting and preserving forests, protecting and managing freshwater ecosystems, biodiversity protection and the transformation towards a green economy. From July 2017 to September 2019, Krüger was a member of the management body at WWF Germany and carried responsibility for its work on reducing the carbon footprint. His work centred on developing and implementing political strategies in the area of energy, climate and agricultural policy, protecting and preserving forests and freshwater ecosystems as well as the work in markets and collaboration with businesses.

On 9 November 2019, the national assembly of NABU elected Jörg-Andreas Krüger President for the first time. Jörg-Andreas Krüger has been a member of the Council for Sustainable Development since January 2020.

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