Count Andreas Bernstorff - Greenpeace Campaigner

Count Andreas BERNSTORFF, a native of Schleswig-Holstein, started his career as a school teacher in the early 1970s. He worked as a journalist in the late 1970s and eventually became member of state parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The historian, sociologist and politician worked for Greenpeace as Director of campaigns from 1989 to 2005. BERNSTORFF was instrumental in creating the international Basel Convention against toxic waste exports (UBA).

Since 2006 he has worked as a freelance consultant and lecturer. He has conducted intensive media work on toxic waste exports in Côte d'Ivoire. In 2008 BERNSTORFF worked again as a consultant for various NGOs campaigns (e.g. Foodwatch, Germany, Greenpeace Slovakia and Greenpeace Poland). He is a regular consultant of the Parliamentary Group of the Greens at the German Bundestag. BERNSTORFF teaches inter alia at the Universities of Witten-Herdecke (Germany) and St. Gallen (Switzerland).

Count Andreas BERNSTORFF on the internet: BERNSTORFF campaigning

Major publications (german):

In Friedens-Warte, a journal in which scientists write about current and fundamental issues of peace and conflict studies, BERNSTORFF published two articles (in 1994 and 1995). He described genesis and development of the campaign against toxic waste exports as well as details of the Basel Convention:

(Courtesy of BERLIN VERLAG Arno Spitz GmbH: these magazines are out of print)