Christine von Weizsacker

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"Christine von Weizsäcker, a biologist, is the author of many contributions to the scientific and public debates on technology assessment. Her special emphasis has been on nuclear energy and modern biotechnology. Since the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (1992) she has been a leading figure in negotiations of international environmental agreements, in particular the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Christine von Weizsäcker was Lecturer of the Year 1998 of the National Association for Science, Technology and Society, USA, and received the Immanuel Kant Global Citizen Award in 2006. She serves on a number of boards and advisory committees on environmental, agricultural, consumer and sustainability policy and is president of the European Network Ecoropa." [1]

She is married to Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker.


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  1. Global Environmental Governance Project Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed January 18, 2013.