Anders Wijkman is an opinion maker and author. He is co-president of the Club of Rome, chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries, and senior advisor to the Stockholm Environment Institute.
In January 2015 Mr. Wijkman was appointed Chair of the Swedish Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives. The most immediate task is to develop a strategy for a low-carbon society in 2050.
Mr Wijkman has served as a Member of the European Parliament (1999-2009), as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP (1995-1997), and as Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross (1979-1988). He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the World Future Council and the International Resources Panel.
Mr Wijkman is honorary doctor at Linköping University (2011). His most recent book, Bankrupting Nature – with co-author Professor Johan Rockström – was published by Routledge in November 2012.
He was born in 1944, is married and has three children.