Barbara Unmuessig has served as Co-President of the Heinrich Boell Stiftung since 2006. Prior to that, Barbara has worked in the German NGO sector on development and gender issues and helped coordinate German environmental NGO involvement in the original Rio earth conference in 1992.
The professional NGO world is unable to reverse the major global trends. It can, however, prevent projects and policies by forging powerful alliances – and build alternatives.Read more
Negotiations over the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are being conducted as if they were private business deals. Trade policies, however, affect all of us and have implications for the global economy.Read more
Despite being only a small part of their manifesto, the German Greens’ policy of ‘veggie days’ gave them the unfortunate appearance of being the party that ‘wants to ban things’.Read more