Anders Wijkman

Co-president of the Club of Rome, Chairman of Climate-KIC, Chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Anders Wijkman is an opinionmaker and author.

Anders is co-president of the Club of Rome, chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries, member of the board of Swedish SIDA, member of the Int´l Advisory Board  of SITRA (Finnish Innovation Fund) and a member of the International Resource Panel – a UN appointed expert body ”to build and share the knowledge needed to improve the use of our resources worldwide”. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the World Future Council.

As of March 2017 Anders is chairman of the Governing Board of Climate-KIC – the largest public-private partnership on innovation for low-carbon solutions in the EU.

Anders has served as a Member of the European Parliament and the Swedish Parliament, as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP, as Director General of SAREC – the Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries), as Secretary General of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and as Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross.

Anders is honorary doctor at Linköping University(2011).

In 2012 Anders launched ”Bankrupting Nature” – with co-author Professor Johan Rockström (Routledge).

In December 2017 Anders was the author – together with Erns v Weizsaecker – of ”Come On – Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet” (Springer).