Johan Rockström

Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

Former WLE Steering Committee Chair

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Johan Rockström servesd as the chair of WLE’s steering committee until 2018. He is a professor in environmental science with emphasis on water resources and global sustainability at Stockholm University and the executive director of Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Johan is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues and has led the recent development of the new planetary boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change. He is a leading scientist on global water resources and strategies to build resilience in water scarce regions of the world, with more than 15 years experience from applied water research in tropical regions and more than 100 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability.

He also serves as the vice-chair of the science advisory board of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research, he has co-chaired the visioning process on global environmental change of the International Council for Science and he serves as chairman of the EAT advisory board.

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