Prof. Dr Hubert Weiger

Chairman of Friends of the Earth Germany (Bund für Umwelt- und Naturschutz Deutschland, BUND)

Hubert Weiger has been Chairman of Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) since 2007. He is an honorary professor for nature conservation and sustainable land use at the University of Kassel – a position he has held since 1994. Furthermore, from 2002 to 2011, he was appointed lecturer for nature conservation policy at the Technical University of Munich. He is a full member of the Supreme Advisory Committee for Nature Conservancy of the Bavarian State Ministry for Environment and Consumer Protection. Mr Weiger is a management board member of the AgrarBündnis e.V. and an advisory council member of Transparency International Germany.

In 2010, he was awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit. Hubert Weiger has been a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development since 2013.

Curriculum Vitae

21.04.1947
born in Kaufbeuren, Germany

1966
diploma from German secondary school qualifying for university admission or matriculation (Abitur), Guenzburg

1967 – 1971
undergraduate student at the University of Munich and ETH Zuerich; subject: forestry, diploma (1971)

1976
grand forestal state examination, University of Munich

1986
PhD summa cum laude about the effects of nitrogen deposition on forest hydrology and soils in forest ecosystems

1986 – 1993
lecturer, Comprehensive University Kassel (GHK)

1990 – 1991
guest professor of nature conservancy, department of city and landscape planning, Comprehensive University Kassel (GHK)

2002 – 2011
lecturer for nature conservation policy, department of forestry and resource management, Technical University of Munich (TU München)

Since 1994
honorary professor, department of city and landscape planning, Comprehensive University Kassel (GHK)

Function at the BUND/BN

1973 – 1992
authorised agent of the des Union for Nature Protection in Bayern (Bund Naturschutz in Bayern e.V.) for the region of North Bavaria (Nordbayern)

1992 – 2002
authorised agent of the Union for Nature Protection in Bayern for the federal state of Bavaria and responsible conductor of all divisions and regional departments of the organization, conductor of the agency of the federal state of Bavaria with domicile in Nuremberg

1975 – 2008
spokesman of the BUNDs working committee agriculture

Since 1974
member of the state executive of the Union for Nature Protection in Bavaria, charter member of the Union for Environment and Nature Protection in Germany (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V = BUND) and since 1975 member of the scientific advisory council of the BUND

Since 2002
chairman of the Union for Nature Protection in Bavaria

Since 2007
chairman of the Friends of the Earth Germany BUND

Further functions

1976 – 2004
spokesman of the advisory committee Nature Conservancy of the government of Central Franconia (Mittelfranken)

2002 – 2011
member of the management board of the Agrarbündnis e.V.

Since 1982
deputy member of the supreme advisory committee Nature Conservancy

Since 1989
member of the curatorship of the foundation Ecology and Cultivation

Since 1990
member of the Bavarian academy Rural Space

Since 2002
full member of the supreme advisory committee Nature Conservancy at the Bavarian Ministry of Environment and Consumer Protection

Since 2004
member of the presiding committee of the European Nature Heritage Fund – EuroNatur

Since 2004
member of the broadcasting council of the Bavarian broadcasting (Bayerischer Rundfunk)

Since 2008
member of the foundation Cultural Funding (Kulturfoerderung)

2011 – 2016
member of the advisory council of ’Transparency International Deutschland e.V.’

Since 2013
member of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)

Decorations

1986
Paulaner Forschungspreis

1995
distinction with the Golden Badge of Honour of the Landvolkverband Sachsen-Anhalt

2006
distinction with the Golden Oak Leaf of the German Forest Wardeners Association Bund Deutscher Forstleute

2007
medalled with the Bavarian states medal for merits to environment and health

2007
distinction with the Golden Cloverleaf of the city of Fürth

2009
awarded with the silver Bavarian Constitution Medal

2010
awarded with the German Federal Cross of Merit