ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Humanity is in deep denial about the magnitude of the environmental challenges and resource constraints it faces. Despite growing scientific consensus on environmental threats and the risks of resource depletion, societies are continuing with business as usual, or tinkering at the margins of these problems.
Anders Wijkman is a Swedish politician, opinion leader and author.
Anders Wijkman is an opinion maker and author. He is co-president of the Club of Rome, chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries ,and member of the Board of the Swedish Development Authority (SIDA). In January 2015 Anders was appointed chair of the Swedish Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives. The most immediate task is to develop a strategy for a low-carbon society in 2050.
Anders has served as a Member of the European Parliament, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP, Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross and Director General of the Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries.
Anders is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the World Future Council and the International Resource Panel. He is honorary doctor at Linköping University(2011). His most recent book ”Bankrupting Nature” – with co-author Professor Johan Rockström – was published by Routledge in 2012.
He tweets at @AndersWijkman.
AN EXCERPT FROM THE UPCOMING BOOK
A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life
"This book is a warning. At the same time, it is a vision of the way forward for
humanity to survive. It is mostly about the good news. We have all the technologies we need to make a good start at crafting a life of dignity and quality for all people on earth, and even, if we choose this route, for an increasing population and economic growth."
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