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Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke


Founding Director

Ihnestraße 22
Room 3.1a
D-141 Berlin
(+)49 - 30 - 838 56685

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke: married, two children.
40 years of experience as professor for comparative politics, scientific author and senior policy advisor.
1975-76 advisor of the planning staff of the Chancellor’s Office.
1980- Member of the Berlin state parliament and member the German UNESCO Commission.
1986-2007 Director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin.
Commemorative publication: L. Mez / H. Weidner (eds.): Umweltpolitik und Staatsversagen (1997).
1999-2008 member and Vice President (2000-2004) of the government Expert Council on the Environment.
Expert Reviewer / Review Editor of the IPCC (4 th and 5th Assessment Report), member of the International Advisory Board of the Wuppertal Institute and of the Board of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt.
Member of the Enquete commission of the German federal parliament on “Growth, Wealth and Quality of Life” (2011-13).
Policy advisor to the Chinese government (2004, 2011-12).
2013 Senior fellow of the IASS.
Books on State Failure, Ecological Modernisation, Capacity-Building, Green Industrial Revolution and Global Environmental Governance have been translated into other languages.
1998 Prize of the Nature Protection Foundation in Berlin.
2013 Urban Mining Award.
since 2013: member of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research's ITA (innovation and technology analysis) expert group

2017: appointed Visiting Professor by Quinghai Normal University