Dr. Christiane Paulus is Director-General of the Nature Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources directorate of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.
Born on March 22, 1961 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Until 1987 he studied Biology at Bonn University. In 1991 he obtained a PhD from Bonn University. He has since dedicated his professional efforts to nature protection in various institutions. Between 1992 and 1998 Christiane was at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Divisions “Protected Areas” and “International Climate Protection”. In the 1999-2000 period he took a0 secondment at the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). After, in the period 2000-2002 he was an employee at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Division “Environmental impact of biotechnology and genetic engineering”. In the period from 2002 to 2006 he took the post of “Equal Rights” Commissioner, and between 2006 and 2014 he was Head of Division “Specific International Conservation Conventions” and “Protected Areas, Natura 2000, Marine Nature Conservation”. From July 2014 to December 2018 he was Deputy Director-General of the Directorate “Nature Conservation“.
As from January 2019 Director-General of the Directorate “Nature Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources”.