Anders Wijkman

Anders Wijkman_PictureAnders Wijkman is Senior Advisor to the Stockholm Environment Institute, to the department of Energy Systems at Linköping University and Board Member of the Tällberg Foundation. In a special assignment he is chairing a Swedish Government Task Force on a major review of Public Procurement legislation. 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 on 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 Club of Rome, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. He is also a Board member of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the International Environment Institute in Lund and SOLARUS, an innovative solar energy company. Anders was appointed honorary 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 in 2012. Born in 1944, Anders is married and has three children.

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