Dr. Michael Gödde (Germany)
Geographer Dr. Michael Gödde is leader of the supreme nature conservation authority Berlin since 2008 and commissioner of the “Berliner Strategie zur biologischen Vielfalt”. Before he was the head of division for fundamentals and nature 2000 in brandenburgs ministry of the environment, leader of the environmental agency in Bremen, father and grandfather.
All living spaces and the animals and plants living in those contribute to biological diversity. The conservation of biological diversity is a responsibility for the whole society. Thus there should be as many corporative actors involved in the implementation of the “Berliner Strategie zur biologischen Vielfalty “ as possible.
Using the “Berliner Strategie zur biologischen Vielfalt “ schools and kindergartens can be designed to be sustainable green spaces and educational establishments can become green oasis with diverse wildlife within the city. This goal is connected to a high quality of life in the city. All the people living in Berlin should have access to elements of nature in the city and enjoy their positive influence. This is especially important for children and youth for whose psychological and physiological development experiences within the nature are necessary.