Barbara Unmüßig has been the President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation since 2002. She is responsible for its strategy and programme development in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and for the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy. Her work focuses on issues of globalisation and international climate policy, national and international gender policy, and the promotion of democracy and conflict prevention. She also chairs the jury of the Anne-Klein-Women’s Award.
Her numerous contributions to periodicals and books have covered global governance, international environmental issues, gender policy and the issue of shrinking and closing spaces for civil society. In her most recent book she and her co-authors Lili Fuhr and Thomas Fatheuer formulated a critique of the Green Economy.