Dirk Messner

Dirk Messner

Director

United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Biography

Prof. Messner is a political scientist and economist who is Director of United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). Before joining UNU-EHS, he was the Director of the German Development Institute. He is also the Professor for Political Science at the University Duisburg-Essen. Apart from these, he is also a Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. His areas of specialization include global environmental change/ climate change and impacts on international development; systemic competitiveness; and China and India as drivers of global change.