Report and recommendations of the German NanoKommission 2011

Second NanoDialogue 2009 to 2011

In the second phase of the NanoDialogue 2009 to 2010 the German NanoKommission met eight times.

The report presents the work and results of the second phase of the NanoDialogue from 2009 to 2011. Efforts were focused on continuing and consolidating the work to harness the potential benefits of nanomaterials for sustainable development, environmental protection, resource conservation, human health and consumption clusters such as construction and housing, energy, mobility and communication.

Results of issue group 1: the five principles

Last update: 23.07.2010

Results of issue group 2: benefits and risks

Last update: 24.09.2010

Results of issue group 3: regulation

Last update: 18.09.2010

Results of issue group 4: preliminary risk assessment

Last update: 29.09.2010

Results of the working group "Green Nano"

Members of the NanoKommission 2009 to 2011

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Calliess | Freie Universität Berlin, School of Law
  • Patricia Cameron | BUND e. V. - Friends of the Earth Germany
  • Wolf-Michael Catenhusen | Chair of the NanoKommission
  • Dr. Rainer Jansen | Federal Ministry for Education and Research 
  • Michael Jung | Nanogate AG 
  • Dr. Martin Kayser | BASF AG 
  • Dr. Holger Krawinkel | Federation of German Consumer Organisations – vzbv
  • Dr. Peter Markus | Institute for Church and Society, Evangelische Akademie Villigst (Protestant Academy, Villigst) 
  • Dr. Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum | Henkel AG & Co. KGaA 
  • Hanns Pauli | Confederation of German Trade Unions – DGB  
  • Dr. Gerd Romanowski | German Chemical Industry Association – VCI
  • Dr. Peter Rudolph (since 31 March 2010) | Ministry for the Environment, Health and Consumer Protection of the Land of Brandenburg (MUGV)
  • Hubert Steinkemper | Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
  • Dr. Walter Töpner | Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)
  • Prof. Dr. Arnim von Gleich | University of Bremen, Department of Technology Development and Design 
  • Dr. Hans-Jürgen Wiegand | EVONIK Degussa GmbH 
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Wittern | Beiersdorf AG 
  • Dr. Peter Wolfgardt (until 30 March 2010) | Bavarian Ministry for Labour and Social Order