Low-carbon energy technologies could avoid 17 million tonnes per year of particulate matter.
Low-carbon energy technologies could avoid 17 million tonnes per year of particulate matter.
Elias Ayuk is the Director of the UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa. He has published widely on the social, economic and policy dimensions of natural resource management, on poverty analysis and institutional capacity building.
Nabil Nasr is Director of Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology. His fields of expertise are sustainable production, remanufacturing, cleaner production, and sustainable product development.
Anders Wijkman is co-president of the Club of Rome, chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries, senior advisor to the Stockholm Environment Institute. He is co-author of Bankrupting Nature (2012).
Stefanie Hellweg is professor of ecological systems design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, where she is working on modelling, evaluating and improving the environmental impact of products, technologies and consumption patterns.
Trained as a biologist, Ester van der Voet has vast experience as a lecturer, researcher and editor in the field of Industrial Ecology. Among other posts, she is senior researcher in many EU-projects and has contributed to multiple IRP reports.
Hezri Adnan is Director of Technology, Environment, and Sustainability at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia. His research interests include natural resources governance, sustainable development strategy, and green economy.
Michael Obersteiner is Director of the Ecosystems Services and Management Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. He has worked for national and international organizations, writing over 100 scientific papers.
Porfirio Álvarez-Torres is a fisheries scientist expert in aquaculture, aquatic invasive species, living marine resources, fisheries science, marine policy, ocean observing systems and ecosystem-based management of marine ecosystems.
Anthony Chiu is an expert in sustainable development, specializing in industrial engineering, cleaner production, sustainable consumption, eco-industrial development, and emergency response systems in industry.
Paul Ekins is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Resources, and Director of Research at the School of Sustainable Resources and Energy at University College London. He has a PHD in economics.
Bruno Oberle is Professor of Green Economy and Resource Governance at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. He was Secretary of State for Environment, helping to set up the Global Environmental Facility and the Green Climate Fund.
Seiji Hasjimoto’s research interests include assessment methodologies and system design for sustainable resource and waste management, from extraction of resources to disposal. He is a Professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan.
Stephen Fletcher is a marine scientist with extensive experience in coastal and marine science policy. He currently heads the Marine Programme of UN Environment’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and has published over 85 peer-reviewed papers.
Margaret Kamar is scientist specializing in soil and water conservation and land use management. She was Kenya’s Assistant Minister Environment and Mineral Resources (2010-11) and Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology (2011-13)
Hans Bruyninckx is the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency. He is expert in European and international environmental policy, the effects of globalization on the governance of environmental issues and sustainable development.
Erinç Yeldan is Acting Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at Bilkent University. His recent work focuses on development macroeconomics and economics of climate change, with emphasis on the Turkish economy.
Tanya Abrahamse is Chief Executive Officer of the South African Biodiversity Institute. She has wide management and leadership experience in environmental and developmental policies and processes, and holds the 2005 African Tourism Achiever Award.
Stefan Bringezu is Director at the Centre of Environmental Systems Research at Kassel University. He is pioneer of material flow analysis and a founding member of the International Society for Industrial Ecology.
Marina Fisher-Kowalski is Professor and former Director of the Institute for Social Ecology in Vienna, vice-president of the European Society of Ecological Economics, and president and founder of the International Society for Industrial Ecology.
Patrice Christmann is Deputy-Director of the Corporate Strategy Division of the Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières. His expertise includes mineral raw materials economics, sustainable governance, and sustainable natural resource management.
Yonglong Lu is Chair and Research Professor at the Regional Ecological Risk Assessment and Environmental Management Group at Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has published 150 papers and 15 books.
Antonio M.A Pedro is a geologist expert on mineral extraction and sustainable development. He spearheaded the work of the International Study Group on Africa’s Mineral Regimes and the Africa Mining Vision, adopted by the African Union in 2009.
Jeff Herrick works at the US Department of Agriculture and has adjunct appointments at New Mexico State University and the University of Colorado. He is expert in resistance and resilience in arid and semi-arid ecosystems and in land management.
Janez Potočnik is co-chair of the IRP. He has held many important positions and has extensive experience in the realm of environment, economics and European Affairs. In September 2013 he received the United Nation's Champions of the Earth Award.
Thomas Graedel is Professor of Industrial Ecology at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He co-authored the textbook Industrial Ecology, and was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2002.
Gete Zeleke is a global leader in natural resource management and rural development and adjunct professor at Addis Ababa University. He is expert in soil erosion modelling, hydrology, soil and water management, and land evaluation.
Heinz Schandl is senior principal scientist at Australia’s CSIRO, where his research includes measuring and modelling sustainability to explore the links between public policy and social theory and metabolism as a path to SCP and green economy.
Edgar Hertwich lectures and researches life-cycle assessment, sustainable production and consumption, trade and environment, and risk analysis. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has led multiple IRP reports.
Mark Swilling is Professor of Sustainable Development at Stellenbosch University. He has vast experience in policy analysis, coordinated large projects, published 50 academic articles, 4 books, and holds the Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer award.
Ashok Khosla has served on the boards of numerous global environmental organizations, including the Club of Rome, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the World Conservation Union. He is a former co-chair of the IRP.
Maarten Hajer is distinguished professor of Urban Futures at Utrecht University, and a former Director-General of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. He has published widely on environmental politics and urban planning.
Anu Ramaswami is an expert on urban infrastructure whose work has formed the basis for sustainable cities in the US and internationally. Her research includes integrating science and technology with policy and planning for real-world implementation.
S. Vijay Kumar has directed India’s National Wastelands Development Programme and the National Rural Roads Development Agency. He was also Permanent Secretary of the Ministries of Rural Development and Mines. He is now Distinguished Fellow at TERI.
Izabella Teixeira is a expert in environmental management, impact assessment and licensing. As Environment Minister, she led Brazil’s negotiations of the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015. She was named a Champion of the Earth in 2013.
Serge Salat is an architect, urban planner and expert in spatial planning, urban energy planning, urban policy and finance. He advises international organizations, development banks, governments and has published extensively in the field.
Panel member Ester van der Voet is teaching a new massive online open course called A Circular Economy of Metals: Towards a Sustainable Societal Metabolism. The course is now live and anyone interested in recycling of metals is welcome to join...
Peder Jensen, Head of the Secretariat of the International Resource Panel, was a panellist in the opening plenary discussion at the 5th High Level Conference of the European Partnership on Raw Materials in Brussels, Belgium. The conference, the main...
Panel member and former co-chair Ashok Khosla took part in the International Conference on Resource Efficiency in New Delhi, India. The conference, hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Global Business Coalition considered how India...
Former Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has been elected a co-chair of the International Resource Panel. Mrs Teixeira led Brazil’s delegation at the negotiations of the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015, and she was a leader...
The Life Cycle Initiative, the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, and the International Resource Panel are calling for project proposals to support science-based national policy frameworks for...
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