Exclusive InterviewsInterviewed by UBrain Web TV (link: http://www.ubraintv.com/) 23-24 July, 2013 (in alphabetical order)
Co-Director, Material Flows and Resource Management, Wuppertal Institute
Prof. Bleischwitz explains the benefits of resource efficiency for companies, with concrete examples.
Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Mnagement in South East Asia and Pacific, Bogor Agricultural University
Dr. Boer talks about how climate change risk can go hand in hand with opportunity, and explains wshat Asia needs for effective climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Chief Executive Officer, ClimateWorks Australia / Director, Monash Sustainability Institute / Professor, Monash Univeristy
Prof. Griggs explains what Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are, how they will be drawn up, and what his recommendations are, as described in his paper in Nature “SDGs for People and Planet”.
Chair, IGES Board of Directors
Prof. Hamanaka explains the aims of IGES and the reason for its Asian focus, and gives examples of how it goes about fulfilling its mission to be an “agent of change”.
Director, Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), Netherland) Talking about “Transition Management in Social System” from cities movement
Dr. Loorbach explains the concept of “transition management” as applied to sustainability.
President Mori explains the aims of ISAP and introduces some of the topics covered at past conferences and at this year’s event.
Rajendra K. Pachauri
Director-General, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) / Chair, The intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Dr. Pachauri introduces the work of the IPCC and its assessment reports.
Abdul Hamid Zakri
Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia / Chair, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Dr. Zakri talks about biodiversity loss, the role of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and the significance of natural capital.