Rockström becomes full-time centre director

Ends eight-year tenure with SEI, commits full-time to centre from April 2012.

After eight successful years as executive director for Stockholm Environment Institute and part-time executive director for Stockholm Resilience Centre, Johan Rockström will from April 2012 take on the role as centre director on a full-time basis.

Rockström's work on bridging sustainability science and policy has been instrumental for the progress of both organisations. He now looks forward to dedicating all his time to the further development of Stockholm Resilience Centre.

"Since its launch in 2007, the centre has established itself as an international focal point for research on global sustainability. The quality of our research will open up tremendous opportunities for finding better ways to govern social-ecological systems", says Johan Rockström.

He also looks forward to further improving the ties between the centre and SEI.

"SEI plays a leading role in global sustainable development. I  look forward to further strengthening cooperation between SEI and the centre through my role as Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre", says Rockström.

About Johan Rockström
Johan Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues, where he e.g., 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.


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