Anders Wijkman

Chairman, Climate-KIC

Anders Wijkman is an opinion maker and author. Anders is chairman of the Governing Board of Climate-KIC – the largest public-private partnership on innovation for low-carbon solutions in the EU. He is a member of the IRP (International Resource Panel), a UN-appointed expert body whose aim is “to build and share the knowledge needed to improve the use of our resources worldwide”. He is also chair of Circular Sweden, a platform for producers, retailers and recycling companies to advance the circular economy.

Anders is honorary president of the Club of Rome, chairman of Circular Sweden, chairman of the Advisory Committee on the Swedish Clean Air and Climate Research Program, a member of the board of Swedish SIDA, a member of the International Advisory Board of Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund) and a member of SEAC (the Sustainability External Advisory Council) of DOW Chemicals. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy on Forestry and Agricultural Sciences and the World Future Council.

Anders has served as a Member of the European Parliament and the Swedish Parliament, as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP, as Director General of SAREC – the Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries) – as Secretary General of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and as Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross.

Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:

Tuesday 4 June at 11.00-12.30: Circular economy in construction

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