Anders Wijkman

Chairman, Climate-KIC

Anders Wijkman is an opinion maker and author with a wide range of experience in environmental matters.

He has served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP as well as a member of various organizations to advance societal and environmental objectives. He has been a member of the Swedish Parliament as well as the European Parliament. Currently Anders is co-president of the Club of Rome and chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries. His most recent assignment was as chair of the Swedish Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives with the task to develop a long term strategy for turning Sweden into a low-carbon society. His report in 2015 ”The social benefits of moving towards a Circular Economy” concluded that serious decoupling will bring significant benefits to society, primarily in the form of lower carbon emissions and gains in employment.

Anders Wijkman is speaking at the following WCEF2018 session:

Tue 23 October at 14:00 : Sustainable Consumption: a Driver for Circular Economy and Climate Benefits

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