Bridging Science and Decision-Making

  • Date and time: Thursday 28 January 2016, 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Location: Room ENV/105x, Environment building
  • Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book at the link above.

Event details

CSR Leadership Seminar Series

Economic growth has lifted millions out of poverty, but rewards of higher standards of living have brought unprecedented environmental impacts and urgent development challenges remain. Integrating environmental issues into mainstream social and economic decision making, corporate strategies and physical planning is at the heart of achieving sustainable development and enhancing human well-being.  This talk will discuss the experience of the work of the Stockholm Environment Institute in supporting decision making and inducing change towards sustainable development by providing authoritative, rigorous and impartial science relating to environment and development to decision-making processes.

Speaker biography: Dr Johan Kuylenstierna is currently SEI Policy Director and was previously Director of Stockholm Environment Institute centre at York (SEI York) (1997-2013).

His interests are in the in the effective communication of scientific information to policy and decision makers to promote effective and informed decision-making. Johan assisted in the development of the Malé Declaration in South Asia (with UNEP) and the development of APINA, the Air Pollution Information Network for Africa. 

Through working with UNEP on their Global Environment Outlook (GEO) reports (where he was coordinating lead author on the atmosphere chapter in both GEO4 and GEO5) he went on to work with UNEP and WMO to initiate, and then act as scientific coordinator for, the Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone. He was also lead author on the subsequent UNEP report Near-Term Climate Protection and Clean Air Benefits Actions for Controlling Short-Lived Climate Forcers.

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Dr Johan Kuylenstierna, Stockholm Environment Institute