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Mayor Dörner appointed to new Council for Sustainable Development

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced the new appointment of the members of the German Council for Sustainable Development (Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, RNE) in the Federal Cabinet. Bonn's Mayor Katja Dörner was also appointed to the Council for the first time.

Since 2020, Mayor Dörner had already been a member of the RNE's Sustainable City Dialogue, which brings together more than 30 mayors who are particularly committed to sustainable development in their communities. Commenting on her new appointment, Mayor Dörner says: "I am looking forward to getting involved in the German Council for Sustainable Development and to supporting the German government in an advisory capacity. As a German UN city and one that is particularly committed to sustainability, we have long pursued the goals of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the implementation of which also plays a central role in the Council." 

With their professional and personal backgrounds, the Council's 15 members represent the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainable development. "In addition to its advisory function, the Council also carries the topic of 'sustainability' into society and the public. In doing so, it renders a very important contribution to the future of our country," said Scholz. 

The appointment is made by the German Chancellor for a three-year term. The Council members elect their chairperson among themselves. In the future, the Council will comprise 9 women and 6 men. 

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