Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

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Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker (2010)

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker (born June 25, 1939 in Zürich, Switzerland) is a German scientist and politician.

He is son of the physicist Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and nephew of the former German President Richard von Weizsäcker.

He wrote the books Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use (1995), its followup, Factor 5 (2009) and Limits to Privatization. He was founder and president (1991–2000) of the Wuppertal Institute and member of the Club of Rome since 1992. In 2011, he was elected co-president of the Club of Rome.

Since 1966 he has been a member of the SPD. Between 1998 and 2005 he was member of the German Parliament. He received the Takeda Award in 2001. He currently sits on the Advisor Board for the German Foundation for World Population. In 2005 he was appointed dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2010, Weizsäcker gave a lecture at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire, discussing global climate change.[1]

He is a member of the World Future Council.

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