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Green Growth: A New Concept for Sustainable Development?

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European Forum Alpbach in cooperation with IIASA – International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
While there is no universal definition of what a “green economy” is, many definitions focus on “green growth” that is low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. What are the implications of the introduction of this new concept? Is it any different from “sustainable development”?

Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Professor of economics; leader in sustainable development; senior UN advisor; bestselling author; and syndicated columnist; New York
Hony. Executive Director (Operations), TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi; Vice Chancellor, TERI University, New Delhi
Greater China Director, The Climate Group, Beijing
Former News Anchor, BBC, London

Dr. Pavel KABAT

Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Resources Advanced programme Stochastic Hydrology and Water Resources Ph.D. in Hydrology, Water Resources and Amelioration Full Professor and Chair, Earth System Science and Climate Change Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre Science Director and Programme Council Chair, Dutch National Climate Research Programme; Vice-Chair, Dutch National Climate Facility Dutch Cabinet Appointed Member of the 'Delta Committee'
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Dr. Jeffrey D. SACHS

Professor of economics; leader in sustainable development; senior UN advisor; bestselling author; and syndicated columnist; New York

Staff Assistant to the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopolies, Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate Staff Assistant to United States Senator Phillip A. Hart Student Intern at Federal Research Board, Washington, DC Visiting Scholar, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Cambridge, MA Research Associate, Falk Institute of Economic Research, Jerusalem, Israel, Collaboration with Michael Bruno Visiting Research Associate, London School of Economics Consultant, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC Consultant, OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and Visiting Professor, Ecole des Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade, Harvard University (Assistant Professor, 1980-1982, Associate Professor, 1982-1983, Full Professor 1984-2002) Visiting Professor, Institute of World Economics, Kiel Visiting Scholar, Bank of Japan and Japan Ministry of Finance, Tokyo Visiting Professor of Macroeconomic Policy, WIDER - World Institute of Development Economics,Research, United Nations University, Helsinki Founder and Chair, Executive Committee, Institute of Economic Analysis, Moscow Director, Harvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge, MA Director, Center for International Development, Harvard University Member, International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission appointed by U.S. Congress Chair, Commission on Macroeconomics and Health for the World Health Organization, Geneva Special Advisor to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan on Millennium Development Goals; Director, United Nations Millennium Project Director, The Earth Institute and Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Colombia University, New York Special Advisor to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Millenium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals
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 Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York
 Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres
 University Professor, Columbia University, New York
 Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
 Distinguished Fellow, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
 Co-Founder and Director, Millennium Promise
 Founder and Chair, SDG USA
 Economic Advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia
 Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA
 Member, Brookings Panel of Economists, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
 Co-Chair, Asian Economic Panel of Economists

Ph.D. Leena SRIVASTAVA

Hony. Executive Director (Operations), TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi; Vice Chancellor, TERI University, New Delhi

B.A. Economics & Mathematics, 1st Div., Osmania University, Hyderabad M.A. Economics, 1st Div., University of Hyderabad Attended the Energy Management Training Program at the Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, New York Research Associate, TERI - Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi Fellow,TERI - Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi Vice President, TERI - Tata Energy and Resources Institute, Washington, D.C. Ph.D Energy Economics, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Dean, Policy Analysis Division, TERI, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi Dean, Regulatory Studies and Governance Division, TERI, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi Director, Regulatory Studies and Governance Division, TERI, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi Dean Faculty of Policy and Planning, TERI - Institute School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi Executive Director, TERI, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
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Changhua WU

Greater China Director, The Climate Group, Beijing

 Changhua Wu is the Greater China Director of The Climate Group. A China specialist for nearly 20 years and an environment and development policy analyst, she leads the organization s strategic development in the region and manages its Greater China operations. Before joining The Climate Group, she was Executive Director of China Operations of ENSR, working closely with multi-national corporations to support their business development in China and also their compliance with Chinese regulations. Before returning to China, she directed the Program for China Studies at the WRI - World Resources Institute in Washington, DC, and consulted for multinational organizations like the World Bank, UNEP, and UNDP.

Nisha PILLAI

Former News Anchor, BBC, London

 Ms Nisha Pillai is an accomplished former news presenter with BBC World News who now specialises in moderating Panel Discussions and High Level Dialogues. She has worked closely with several UN agencies, and with scientific institutes such as CERN, IIASA and the Planet Under Pressure conference which fed into Rio +20.
 Nisha's 25 year career at the BBC culminated as one of the main news anchors at BBC World News, where she reported extensively during the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq war. She was also one of the first regular interviewers on Hard Talk. As an award-winning investigative journalist at 'Panorama', the BBC's flagship current affairs programme, Nisha had notable investigations to her name. She cut her teeth as a financial journalist on the BBC's Money Programme and at the Investors Chronicle. She studied economics at the London School of Economics.

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