Dirk Messner

is Professor for Political Science and Director of the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn and member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).


Every day is Copenhagen

A breakthrough in international climate policy is still possible

Neither the industrialised nor the emerging countries are able to solve the climate problem by “going it alone”, write Claus Leggewie and Dirk Messner. In Copenhagen, the European Union needs to table a set of exacting reduction targets, without conditioning them on the willingness of others to follow suit.