EARTH DIALOGUES 2013 PANELIST: ANDERS WIJKMAN


Panel 3: 
Revitalizing multi-lateral cooperation and action (Part 1: Energy, Climate & Resources)

Former member, European Parliament (Sweden)

Anders Wijkman is an opinionmaker and author. He is co-president of the Club of Rome and chair of Återvinningsindustrierna (the Swedish Association of Recycyling Industries ). He is a senior advisor to the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Anders was a Member of the European Parliament  from 1999-2009, where his focus was on issues related to environment, energy and climate, development cooperation and humanitarian affairs. He received several awards during his years in Parliament, notably for his work on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Prior to his election to the European Parliament, Anders served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy  Director of UNDP (1995-1997), Director-General of  SAREC – Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries – (1992-1994), Secretary-General  of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation  (1989-1991) and Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross (1979-1988). He was also member of the Swedish Parliament from 1970 to 1978.

Anders is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and the World Academy of Arts and Science. He is Board member of the Stockholm Resilience Center, the International Environment Institute in Lund, the Tällberg Foundation and the Club of Rome. He was recently appointed member of the Sustainability External Advisory Council of DOW Chemicals.

Anders was appointed honoray doctor at Linköping University in 2011.

He is the author of several books on sustainable development, HIV/Aids  and European integration. His most recent book ”Bankrupting Nature” – with co-author Professor Johan Rockström – was published by Routledge in November 2012. 

Born in 1944, Anders is married and has three children.

For more information about Anders Wijkman, visit the World Future Council website.

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