Dr Imme Scholz has been Deputy Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) since 2009. As qualified sociologist, she joined DIE in 1992, where she was head of the Environmental Department between 2002 and 2010. From 1999 to 2002 she worked as a governmental adviser in the Brazilian Amazon region, where she was involved in a pilot programme to protect Brazilian rainforests, a key project in the field of climate protection. Her areas of work include the core topics of environment and development, the interaction between climate policy and development policy, global environmental governance and forest policy. Between 1985 and 1990 she studied sociology, political sciences and evangelical theology at the Free University of Berlin.
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