International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board stands for the independence of research and the Institute's scientific quality. It evaluates the Wuppertal Institute's annual research agenda, which is then passed by the Supervisory Board.

Members of the International Advisory Board are:


Prof. Dr. Lenelis Kruse

Chair of the International Advisory Board. University professor at the FernUniversität Hagen. Honorary professor for Environmental Psychology at the Heidelberg University, Germany


Prof. Dr. Frans Berkhout

Professor of Environment, Society & Climate, Department of Geography, King's College London, Great Britain


Prof. Hironori Hamanaka

Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Tokyo, Japan


Prof. Dr. Tim Jackson

Professor for sustainable development at Surrey University and Director of the ESRC Research Group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment, Great Britain


Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner

Professor at University Duisburg Essen and Director of the German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, DIE), Germany


Prof. Dr. Lars J. Nilsson

Professor for Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Department of Technology and Society at the Lund University and Vice-Dean for Research at the faculty Engineering, Sweden


Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl

Professor for Resource Management at the Institute of Environmental Systems Research at the University of Osnabrück, Germany


Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs

Professor for comparative environmental politics and policy and director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany


Dr. Leena Srivastava

Vice Chancellor of the TERI University and Hony. Executive Director (Operations) at TERI, New Delhi, India


Prof. Dr. John Whitelegg

Research Leader at the Stockholm Environment Institute, University York. Visiting Professor for Sustainable Transport at the Liverpool John Moores University, Great Britain

Poster presentation at the International Advisory Board meeting
Poster presentation at the International Advisory Board meeting 2015: The board members John Whitelegg and Miranda Schreurs are having a discussion with Anja Bierwirth. Photo: VisLab
Benjamin Best outlines his doctorate thesis
Benjamin Best outlines his doctorate thesis to Board member Dirk Messner. Photo: VisLab