= participant in the Future of the Commons retreat; agricultural, ecological, and energy expert
Senior Research Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Honorary Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Kassel. His research focuses on globalization and sustainability, environment and development, new models of wealth.
"Wolfgang Sachs, Wuppertal, Germany, author, university teacher, journal editor. 1966-1975 studies in theology and social sciences in Munich, Tübingen and Berkeley. Since 1993 Senior Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Head of research on globalization and sustainablility. Honorary Professor at Kassel University and regular lecturer at Schumacher College, England. Member of the Club of Rome. Research areas: Globalization, development, environment, new models of wealth. Recent books in English: ”Planet Dialectics. Explorations in Environment and Development”, London: Zed Books, 1999. „Slow Trade-Sound Farming“ (ed.), Berlin: Misereor/Heinrich Boell Foundation, 2007. „Fair Future. Resource Conflicts, Security, and Global Justice“, (ed with T. Santarius) Zed Books, 2007." (http://gemeingut.wikidot.com/future-of-the-commons)