Christoph Bals is the Executive Director of Policy at the NGO Gemanwatch, where he was a founding member in 1991. He was among the initiators of European Business Council for Sustainable Energy, the pro-Kyoto-campaign “e-mission55,” and the initiative for climate conscious flying “atmosfair.” He has been on the board of the Foundation for Sustainability since 1998. He has been one of the three NGO-representatives in the German government's working group on emission trading (AGE) since 1998, and he is a member of the advisory group of most ambitious German green investment index (NAI). In 2003 and 2004, he was in the National Advisory Committee for the Renewables 2004. Bals headed various successful campaigns (e.g., Rio Konkret and the Climate Responsibility Campaign). Bals studied theology, economics, and philosophy in Munich, Belfast, Erfurt, and Bamberg.