Session 4 – 30 januari

Den fjärde halvdagens program för symposiet Global Outlook – Future Competition for Land and Water handlar om hur vi kan gå från vetande till handling – vägar till ett bärkraftigt samhälle

Programme Wednesday 30 January 14.00–17.00

Moderator: Introduction by Mr. Johan Kuylenstierna, Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (Video)

Speakers

Dr. Jacques Diouf, Director-General of FAO 1994–2011, has played a decisive role in raising awareness among world leaders about the need for peace and freedom from hunger. Dr. Diouf has tirelessly insisted on the necessity for investments in agriculture as the path to food security and economic growth. After an illustrious career, including 18 year as head of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Dr. Diouf has been appointed Minister and Personal Adviser of the President of the Republic, Senegal.
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Dr. Paul Alan Cox is Director of the Institute of Ethnomedicine in Wyoming. He was the first King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor of Environmental Biology in 1997–1998, jointly hosted by the Swedish Agricultural University and Uppsala University. As an ethnobotanist, he seeks to explore the cornucopia of nature in search for new medicines, materials, and designs that can lead towards a sustainable society.
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Dr. Susan Baker is Professor of Environmental Social Science at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences and Lead Academic at the Sustainable Places Institute, Cardiff University, Wales. She is deeply interested in the governance requirements for the promotion of sustainable development, especially in the context of global environmental change. She has recently been working on ecological restoration, including the use of restoration initiatives for improvements in ecological integrity (Borneo) and for the provision of food security (Turks and Caicos Islands). Professor Susan Baker was the first woman to receive the prestigious HM Carl XIV Gustaf Professorship in Environmental Science and spent 2002–2003 at Umeå University.
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Mr. Johan L. Kuylenstierna, moderator, is Executive Director for SEI and holds an adjunct professorship in international water resources issues at Stockholm University. He has held positions within the UN system in Rome, Geneva and New York, focusing on water and climate change issues. Dr. Kuylenstierna has also worked as a consultant for many years with a focus on environmental management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and communication.