Seminar: Mr Ian Johnson, "Are there limits to growth?"
Please note that unfortunately Professor Paul Collier is unable to deliver this seminar.
Speaker: Mr Ian Johnson, Secretary General, Club of Rome
Biography: Ian Johnson was Former World Bank’s Vice President for Sustainable Development (ESSD) and has over thirty years experience in economic development. He spent twenty-six years at the World Bank, starting as an energy economist and financial analyst and working through increasing levels of responsibility was, for his last eight years, Vice President for Sustainable Development and, for five years, also Chairman of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Prior to joining the World Bank, he was an economist with the British Government and he spent five years in Bangladesh working with the United Nations and a non-government organization. Since leaving the World Bank Ian Johnson has been an advisor to the government of Chile, a member of the Swedish Commission on Climate Change, senior advisor to GLOBE and chair of its Ecosystems Services Panel, as well as consultant to a number of international organizations. In 2010 Ian Johnson was appointed Secretary General of the Club of Rome.
This event is part of a series:
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