Youth4Planet honorary Council

Youth4Planet is grateful for the support of the members of the honorary council…

Prof. Jason E. Box: Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Greenland ice box_portrait_Aug_2005_sm_400x400climatologist, more than 20 expeditions to Greenland since 1994, more than 1 year camping on ice, installed and maintained a network of more than 20 automatic weather stations on Greenland’s inland ice in expeditions spanning 1994-present, university teaching 2003-2010 with emphasis on atmosphere-surface interactions, physical climatology at local to global scales, and environmental problems.





Friedrich Hinterberger: Founding President of the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) in Vienna. Studies of hinterbergernational economics at the Johannes-Kepler University Linz. 1985-1991 scientific member at the Justus-Liebig University Gießen. Since 1985 he has been teaching at universities both in Austria and abroad. 1993-2000 leader of the working group Ecological Economics and Ecological Economical Policy at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Since 1999 founding president of the Sustainable Europe Research Institute. Board member of the Austrian Chapter of the Club of Rome. Work focus: Ecological Economics, Scenarios for sustainable economies and societies, Quality of Life Research.




Prof. Dr. Claudia KemfertGerman economics expert in the areas of Energy research and Environmental protection. She kempfertis a Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She heads the Energy, Transportation, and Environment department at German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

“Since 2004 I have been head of the department of energy, transportation and environment at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin (DIW Berlin) and am professor of energy and sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance, in Berlin. From 2004 until 2009 I was professor of environmental economics at Humboldt University Berlin. My research focuses on the economic assessment of climate and energy policy strategies.” (Copyright Photo: © Mike Wolff / 2015)




Mike portraitMichael Ma: Entrepreneur. A Permanent Resident of Singapore and citizen of Australia, Michael was born in Laos of Teochew parentage. His country was then in the midst of a devastating war. Leaving their home that was all but destroyed, his family migrated to Australia. Settling in Sydney, the Ma family developed a successful food import business and through it all, Michael excelled academically and graduated from the University of Wollongong with a double major in Economics and Marketing.



Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner: Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut f. Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Work Messner_2008_03areas: Globalisation, Global Governance, Global Development, Climate Change, Low Carbon Development, Asian Drivers of Global Change; Responsibilities in education and training: Teaching for the University of Duisburg-Essen – Social Sciences (i.a. Climate Change as a Driver of Global Change), other teaching activities (inter alia) for: Ludwig-Maximilians-University of MunichGerhard-Mercator-University of DuisburgFree University of BerlinUniversidad Nacional der MexicoUniversidad del Pacifico, Escuela de Postgrado, LimaComisíon Económica para América Latina (CEPAL), Santiago de ChileFacultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), MexicoUniversidad Nacional de Trujillo / PeruUniversidad Autónoma de Tegucigalpa / Honduras




Dr. Dirk Notz. Research Group Leader, “Sea Ice in the Earth System”. Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, notz









Sven Plöger: Meteorologist and weather TV-presenter and broadcaster for main German tv-channels, 1995-

svenpleoger2013 Licensed teacher for education of pilots (department meteorology), since 2002 Lectures about weather and climate in Germany and Switzerland, Award 2010 „Bester Wettermoderator Deutschlands“  (best german weather presenter)




Prof Dr. Franz Josef Radermacher is a German mathematician and economist. He is Professor  of Informatics at Ulm

Prof.-Dr.-Dr.-F.-J.-Radermacher-Dr.-h.c22-437x500University. He is one of the co-founders of the Global Marshall Plan Initiative that suggests a socio-ecological plan to eradicate poverty, increasing global wealth while protecting natural resources.Radermacher earned a PhD in Mathematics from RWTH Aachen in 1974. He earned a second PhD in Economics from the University of Karlsruhe in 1976. From 1983 till 1987, Radermacher was Professor for Applied Computer Science at the University of Passau. Since 1987 he is Professor for Artificial Intelligence and Databases at the University of Ulm. From 1988 till 1992 he was the President of the Society for Mathematics, Economics and Operations Research.






Prof. Stefan RahmstorfProfessor of Physics of the Oceans, Potsdam University, Head  of Earth System RahmstorfAnalysis, PIK Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales/Bangor, Member of the Academia Europaea