Planet under Pressure Speakers and Panelists

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Planet
u
nder Pressure Speakers and Panelists


Bina Agarwal

is Director and Professo
r of Economics at the Institute

of Economic Growth, Delhi University. Educated at the universities of
Cambridge and Delhi, Agarwal was a member of the Commission for the
Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, chaired by
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. She is the first w
oman President
-
elect of
the International Society for Ecological Economics.

Professor Sir John Beddington

is the UK Government’s Chief Scientific
Adviser. A fellow of the Royal Society, Sir John has spoken widely about the
“Perfect Storm” of climate change and food, energy and water security. Sir
John was Professor of Applied Population Biology at Imperial Co
llege,
London. His main research interests are the application of biological and
economic analysis to natural resource management.

Jeremy

B.
Bentham

is Royal Dutch Shell’s Vice President for Global
Business Environment. Since 2006, the Oxford physics grad
uate has
headed up Shell’s Global Business Environment team. Prior to this
Bentham was part of the leadership team of Shell Global Solutions where
he became chief executive of Shell Hydrogen.


Frank Biermann

is a pioneer of the concept of Earth system
governance,
Chair of the Earth System Governance Project and Professor of Political
Science and of Environmental Policy Sciences at the VU University

Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He specialises in global environmental
politics, climate negotiations, UN refo
rm, global adaptation governance,
public
-
private governance mechanisms, the role of science, North
-
South
relations, and trade and environment conflicts.


Richard Black.

For six years Richard Black has led BBC’s online
environmental reporting. He regularly

covers major environment
conferences such as the UN climate summits in Copenhagen and Cancun
and the UN biodiversity summit in Nagoya in 2010. Black produced and
presented science and environment programmes for BBC World Service
prior to becoming a news c
orrespondent.





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Dr. Lidia Brito

is Director of Science Policy and Capacity Building at
UNESCO. A Professor in forest science Brito also served as Mozambique’s
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology (2000


2005) and
Deputy Vice
-
Chancellor of Eduardo Mondlane University (19
98
-
2000). She
has more then 20 years’ experience in the fields of forestry and sustainable
development.

Yvo de Boer

is a Special Global Advisor for KPMG. He is a former Executive
Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFC
CC). Mr de Boer has been involved in climate change policies since
1994 and seeks broad stakeholder involvement in all issues relating to the
challenge. He received a knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen of the
Netherlands in 2009 and the Dutch Climate Aw
ard in 2010.

Professor
Nigel M. de S. Cameron

is President of the Center for Policy on
Emerging Technologies (C
-
PET) in Washington, DC, and former Research
Professor and Associate Dean at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Professor Cameron is an inter
-
disciplinary scholar, facilitator and
communicator who has initiated projects at the interface of science,
technology, values, business and policy. He currently chairs the Social and
Human Sciences Committee of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

An
gela Cropper

has had a long professional record at the nexus between
Environment and Development, at senior management levels, through a
variety of service opportunities, including the United Nations,
governmental and non
-
governmental international organiz
ations, and her
own organization The Cropper Foundation. She has worked at national,
regional and global levels.

Dr Shobhakar Dhakal

is Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project
hosted by National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan. He has

fifteen years of research experience dealing with energy and
environmental issues in cities and the urban sustainability. He is
Coordinating Lead Author for IPCC’s Working Group Three (fifth
assessment report) and lead author on the Global Energy Assessme
nt and


several other assessments in relation to cities and urban areas.

Sandra Díaz is Professor at Córdoba National University, Senior Principal
Researcher of the Argentine National Research Council, and the Founder
and Director of the international initiative Núcleo DiverSus on Diversity and
Sustainability. She has had a str
ong influence in the development and
practical implementation of the concept of functional diversity and how it
affects ecosystem properties and the benefits that people derive from



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them. She has authored more than 120 scientific publications on these
t
opics. She is a Foreign Associate Member of the USA National Academy of
Sciences since 2009, a Member of the Academies of Sciences of the
Developing World (TWAS) and of Argentina since 2010, and a member of
the Science Committee of DIVERSITAS.

Luísa Dias
Diogo

served as Prime Minister of Mozambique from 2004 to
2010, a culmination of a decade’s work at the highest level in government
and before that at the World Bank. In 2010, Ban Ki Moon appointed Diogo
to the Secretary General’s high
-
level Panel on Globa
l Sustainability
.


Henri Djombo

is a novelist and politician who has

served as Congo’s
Minister of the Forest Economy since 1997. In 2008, he was elected as
President of the Bureau of the International Coordinating Council of
UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme.


Felix Dodds

is the Executive Director of the Stakehold
er Forum for a
Sustainable Future. The forum provides a central hub for all major groups
to discuss and contribute to the sustainable development agenda. Dodds
has been closely engaged in the international sustainable development
agenda since the 1992 Rio
Earth Summit. He recently chaired the 64th UN
Department of Public Information NGO Conference on Sustainable
Societies Responsive Citizens. He is the author and editor of many books,
including the forthcoming
Only One Planet.

Rowan Douglas
is Chief Execut
ive Officer of Global Analytics, Willis Re and Chairman
of the Willis Research Network. Willis Re is a world
-
leading re
-
insurance company
employing 20,000 people. The Willis Research Network is the world's largest
collaboration between public science and t
he finance sector. In 2011 Douglas was
appointed to the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology and sits on
the UNEP Finance Initiative

Insurance Commission.


Warren Evans

is the World Bank’s Senior Adviser for Sustainable
Development. Previously, Evans was World Bank Environment Director
overseeing the implementation of the organization’s environment and
climate change strategies.




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Dr. Maria Ivanova

is Director of the Global Environmental Governance
Project and Assistant Professor of Global Governance at the McCormack
Graduate School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts in
Boston. Ivanova is an international relations and environmenta
l policy
scholar specializing in governance and sustainability. She focuses on
international organizations, climate change, US foreign environmental

policy and UN reform.

Margit Fischer

is the president of the Austrian Women’s Council and
ScienceCenter
-
Network, and is involved in the charity organisation
Volkshilfe Österreich. She is a trained textile designer with working
experience in industry, handicraft production and museums. She is married
to the President of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fis
cher.


Dr Gustavo Fonseca

heads the Global Environment Facility’s Natural
Resources Management unit. The GEF is the largest funder of projects to
improve the global environment. He was the Executive Vice President and
Chief Conservation and Science Office
r of Conservation International. He
holds an appointment as Professor of Zoology at the Federal University of
Minas Gerais, Brazil, having authored more than 150 scientific publications
and dozens of popular articles.

Professor Anthony Giddens

is a ground
breaking political scientist and
former director of the London School of Economics (1997
-
2003). Giddens’s
ideas have reached the highest echelons of politics. He took part in the
original Blair
-
Clinton dialogues from 1997 onwards and his advice has been
so
ught by political leaders across Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and
the US. His books, which include the Politics of Climate Change (2009),
have been translated into forty languages.

Dr. Jill Jäger

is an independent scholar and senior researcher a
t the
Sustainable Europe Research Institute. Her primary interest is in the
linkages between knowledge and action for sustainable development. She
received her BSc degree in environmental sciences from the University of
East Anglia (UK) in 1971. In 1974 th
e University of Colorado (USA) awarded
her PhD in geography (climatology).

Barbara J. Krumsiek

is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Calvert
Investments, Inc., a globally recognized leader in the field of sustainable
and responsible investing.
Krumsiek also co
-
chairs the United Nations
Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Finance Initiative. This initiative is a
partnership between UNEP and 200 global financial institutions, and is



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mandated to develop and promote links between sustainability and


financial performance.

Professor Diana Liverman

is the Regents Professor of Geography and
Development at the University of Arizona, where she co
-
directs the
Institute of the Environment. Professor Liverman’s research focuses on
human dimensions of global
environmental change including climate
impacts, vulnerability, adaptation and policy, land use change and
environment in Mexico. She chaired the advisory committee of the Global
Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS) programme, and is
currently co
-
chair of the transition team for the Earth System Sustainability
Initiative.

Georgina Mace

is Professor of Conservation Science at Imperial College
London. Her research concerns the consequences of biodiversity loss and
ecosystem change. She contributed t
o the Millennium Ecosystem
Assessment and the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, and is now
Associate Director of the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation
Programme (ESPA). She is President of the British Ecological Society and
Deputy Chair of the Sci
entific Committee of DIVERSITAS.

Daniela Mariuzzo
is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at
Rabobank International, Brazil and the Chair of the Brazilian Working
Group on Sustainable Beef. Mariuzzo

trained as a food engineer and
subsequently obtained a Ph.D. in environmental bioremediation. She
represents Rabobank in several initiatives, including the United Nations
Environment Program (UNEP) Financial Initiative. She also participates in
the Roundt
ables on Responsible Commodities, such as the Round Table on
Responsible Soy.

Julia Marton
-
Lefèvre

is Director General of IUCN (International Union for
Conservation of Nature), the world’s largest conservation/environment
membership organization, which b
rings together states, government
agencies, non
-
governmental organizations, scientists and experts in a
unique worldwide partnership. Prior to this, she was Rector of the
University for Peace (UPEACE).

Oliver Morton

is
The Economist's

briefings editor. Be
fore joining
The
Economist

as energy and environment editor in 2009, he was the chief
news and features editor of
Nature
. He specialises in the energy business,
climate science and policy, and other green issues. He is the author of
"Eating the Sun: How Pl
ants Power the Planet", a study of photosynthesis,
its meanings and its implications, and "Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination



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and the Birth of a World".

Richard B. Norgaard is is among the founders of ecological economics and
professor of Energy and Re
sources at the University of California, Berkley.
He serves on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the
International Resource Panel, he chairs the State of California’s Delta
Independent Science Board, and serves on the Boards of the New
Economi
cs Institute and EcoEquity.

Professor Elinor Ostrom

is Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science
at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is also Founding Director at the
Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, Arizona State University. In
2009, Ostrom received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in

Economic Sciences in
Memory of Alfred Nobel. Ostrom’s work spans a range of topics in
economics, political theory and governance. She is the author of several
books, including Governing the Commons; Rules, Games, and Common
-
Pool Resources (with Roy Gardne
r and James Walker).

Nisha Pillai

brings 25 years of experience as a BBC journalist and news
anchor to her role as conference moderator at Planet Under Pressure
2012. Until recently, Pillai

was one of the main new anchors at BBC World
News, presenting rolling news programmes to global audiences. She has a
background in economics and many years of investigative reporting at the
BBC’s Panorama and the Money Programme.

Mamphela Ramphele

is a S
outh Africa medical doctor, anthropologist and
Chair of Goldfields Mining Company. She is a retired Vice
-
Chancellor of UCT
and World Bank Managing Director. She is now engaged in mobilizing
citizens through Letsema Circle and Change SA to promote greater
t
ransparency and accountability in governance.


Andrew Revkin

is the Senior Fellow for environmental understanding at
Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes
the Dot Earth blog for The New York Times. A prize
-
winning journalist,
online communicator, and author, he has spent nearly thre
e decades
covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon rain forest to
the troubled relationship between climate science and politics
.

Professor Johan Rockström

is the Executive Director of the Stockholm
Environment Institute and the Stockholm
Resilience Centre. He is an
internationally recognized systems researcher on global sustainability
issues with a particular focus on resilience and development. Rockström
chairs the International Council for Science’s team tasked with the



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transition
to a new global sustainability initiative. In 2009 he was awarded
“Swede of the Year”.

Sybil Seitzinger

is Executive Director of the International Geosphere
-
Biosphere Programme, based at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Prior to joining IGBP, Seitz
inger, was director of the NOAA/ Rutgers

University Cooperative Marine Education and Research Program. A
biogeochemist by training, she is visiting professor at the Institute of
Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, USA. In 2011, Seitzinger
was
elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mohammad Shahbaz

is Advisor to the National Centre for Research and
Development in Jordan. The centre is part of the Jordanian Higher Council
for Science and Technology. Shahbaz is a specialis
t in mechanical and
chemical engineering with an interest in water management. Between
1995 and 2005 Shahbaz was President of the Jordan Badia Research and
Development Centre.

Priya Shyamsundar

is Program Director of the South Asian Network for
Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) and oversees
SANDEE supported research and training in the area of natural resource
management, valuation of non
-
market goods, common property resource
use

and the economics of pollution management. Shyamsundar has served
as a consultant for the World Bank, working on issues related to poverty
and environment and, more recently, climate change. She has a Ph.D. in
Environmental Economics.

Dr Mark Stafford Sm
ith

is the Conference co
-
chair and Science Director of
CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship in Australia. He has over 30 years
experience in drylands systems ecology, management and policy, including
senior roles such as CEO of the Desert Knowledge Cooperat
ive Research
Centre. His significant international roles include being past vice
-
chair of
the International Geosphere
-
Biosphere Programme’s Scientific Committee.

Wendy Watson
-
Wright

is Assistant Director General and Executive
Secretary of the Intergovernme
ntal Oceanographic Commission of the
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC
-
UNESCO). From 2001 to 2009, Watson
-
Wright was Canadian Assistant
Deputy Minister, Science, in Fisheries and Oceans covering oceanography,
hydrography
, fisheries, aquaculture, habitat, climate and aquatic
ecosystem science.




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Professor Will Steffen

is Executive Director of the ANU Climate Change
Institute at the Australian National University, Canberra. From 1998 to
mid
-
2004, Steffen was as Executive Director of the International
Geosphere
-
Biosphere Programme (IGBP). His research interests cover
Ear
th System science, with an emphasis on incorporation of human
processes in Earth System modelling and analysis.

Achim Steiner

is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment
Programme and Under
-
Secretary
-
General of the United Nations. Before
joini
ng UNEP, from 2001 to 2006 Steiner served as Director General of the
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and prior to that as
Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams.


Coleen Vogel

is an independent scholar whose current research interests
include global change, urban risk reduction and development issues. She
was the BMW Chair of Sustainability at the University of the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and also chaired the Scientific Com
mittee of
the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Change (IHDP).
In 2010, Vogel was awarded the Burtoni A
ward in recognition of her work

on adaptation and climate change diplomacy
.

Professor Richard Wilkinson

is Professor Emeritus of Socia
l Epidemiology
at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at the
University College London and a Visiting Professor at the University of York.
He has played a formative role in international research on the social
determinants of he
alth and on the societal effects of income inequality.
Professor Wilkinson studied economic history at the London School of
Economics before training in epidemiology. He co
-
wrote
The Spirit Level

with Kate Pickett and is a co
-
founder of The Equality Trust
.

Professor Oran Young

is a research professor at the Bren School of
Environmental Science & Management, University of California. The author
of over 20 books, Young is a world
-
leading expert on Earth system
governance. The most recent book co
-
authored by
him is Science
Diplomacy, published in 2011. From 2005 to 2010, Young chaired the
Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimensions Programme
on Global Environmental Change.