Barbara Unmüßig

Barbara Unmüßig

Barbara Unmüßig is the president of the Heinrich Boell Foundation. She is responsible for the international work of the foundation with thirty offices abroad. Her work focuses on issues of globalization; international climate, resource, and agricultural policy; gender policy; and the promotion of democracy. She previously served as the spokesperson of the Forum on Environment and Development and the executive chairperson of World Economy, Ecology, & Development (WEED).




Tellus Publications (Selected)


Monetizing Nature: Taking Precaution on a Slippery Slope

Barbara Unmüßig

As support grows for placing a monetary value on nature’s services, we must take caution lest we ignore the socio-cultural dimensions of nature and subject it to the volatile and calculative logic of markets.