Imme Scholz as an expert on sustainable development in the Citizens’ Council Germany

The second German Citizens’ Council was established at the beginning of 2021: from now on, 160 people will discuss the important questions of our time and formulate recommendations for action to German policymakers. The participants have been selected by draw and represent the diverse perspectives of German citizens within the Council. They address significant topics in their ten virtual sessions, such as the question of Germany’s role in securing international cohesion or the country’s performance in EU migration policy. On 19 March 2021, the recommendations of the Citizens’ Council will be submitted to the German Bundestag, which will forward them to the specialist committees for deliberation. 

On 20 January 2021, Imme Scholz, Deputy Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) acted as an expert for the Citizens’ Council on the issue of “Sustainable Development”. Drawing on her expertise in environmental and climate research, particularly the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, she illustrated the relevance of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a target horizon for the sustainable shaping of Germany’s external relations. The involvement of experts such as Imme Scholz serves as a basis of information for further debate. 

Their presentations will be published in a transparent process on the YouTube channel of Mehr Demokratie e.V. 

More information on the German Citizens’ Council.