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Two Scientists Re-appointed to German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU)

Christian Calliess and Miranda Schreurs from Freie Universität Berlin to Advise German Government Four More Years

№ 197/2012 from Jul 24, 2012

Two professors from Freie Universität Berlin, Christian Calliess and Miranda Schreurs, have been re-appointed to the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) for another four-year term. Since 2008, both scientists have been advising the German government on environmental issues, issuing statements on current environmental issues, and developing comprehensive reports about the environmental situation in Germany and Europe. The SRU is made up of seven members who are appointed for four years.

Christian Calliess has been a professor of public law and European law at Freie Universität Berlin since 2008. Previously, he held professorships in Göttingen, Graz, and Frankfurt as well as visiting professorships in France and Hungary.  Calliess conducts research in the areas of European, constitutional, and environmental law. With regard to environmental issues, he explores the European requirements and remaining leeway for the Member States. He is co-editor of a commentary on European law, in which he comments on, among other aspects, the provisions of European environmental law.

Since 2007, Miranda Schreurs has been a professor of comparative politics and the director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre at Freie Universität Berlin. Originally from the United States, Schreurs has lived and worked in the U.S., Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands. She has conducted research and taught at Harvard University, Utrecht University, Keio University, Chuo University, and Rikkyo University. Her main areas of research are comparative environmental policy analysis, comparative climate policy, renewable energy and energy efficiency policy, and environmental governance. Schreurs has chaired the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Council since 2011.

Further Information

  • Christian Calliess, Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Law, Tel.: +49 (0)30 838-51456, Email:
  • Miranda Schreurs, Freie Universität Berlin, Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Tel.: +49 (0)30838-56654, E-Mail: