Daniela Jacob, Head of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) and ESM Project Steering Group member has been appointed by the German Research Foundation as the new Chairperson of the German Committee for Sustainability Research in Future Earth (DKN). The German Research Foundation appointed further eight members from different areas and research institutions for the third term of office for the period 2019 to 2021. The committee began its work with its constituent meeting in Berlin on 1 March 2019.
As a scientific advisory body and national platform for research in the context of the international programmes "Future Earth: research for global sustainability" and the World Climate Research Programme WCRP, the DKN accompanies the international and national dialogue on global sustainability research.
In Germany, the DKN supports interdisciplinary, integrative research and the identification of socially relevant research topics in the national and international context. In this context, the DKN promotes cooperation between the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities and engineering sciences in order to advance research activities that promote the development of a globally sustainable society, address problems systematically and generate socially relevant knowledge.
The dialogue with actors from politics, business and society, as well as the inclusion of knowledge from these fields, is an essential part of the research activities in Future Earth. DKN supports the German community in these processes and promotes their further development.
From 1 May 2019, the DKN office will be hosted at GERICS in Hamburg.
This news contains parts that have been translated from the original HZG press release on the 5 March 2019 (https://hzg.de/public_relations_media/news/080275/index.php.de).