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02 Dealing with the Complexities of Development: Why are Integrated Approaches Essential?

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European Forum Alpbach in cooperation with IIASA – International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
The magnitude and complexities of today s development challenges demand integrated approaches that allow leveraging on synergies to obtain multiple benefits concurrently. The breakout session will discuss specific examples of successes and failures in order to derive common lessons that can be applied widely in specific settings. Are our current institutions and business models really adequate to cope with the complexities and magnitude of these challenges? What changes are needed to make them more suitable for the task?

Research Scholar, Energy, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Program Leader, Ecosystems Services and Management Program, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Studies, COLEF - The College of the Northern Border, Tijuana, Baja California; Emeritus Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside
Greater China Director, The Climate Group, Beijing
Former News Anchor, BBC, London

Ph.D. David MCCOLLUM

Research Scholar, Energy, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

Research Intern, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado Assistant Language Teacher, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Sendai, Japan Graduate Research Assistant, University of California, Davis, Institute of Transportatioin Studies, Davies, CA Research Aide, Argonne National Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
2003
2004-2005
2005-2011
2007

Dr. Michael OBERSTEINER

Program Leader, Ecosystems Services and Management Program, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

UNFICYP - United Nations Forces in Cyprus, Famagusta M.Sc. in Forestry, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna Eco Physiology, Plant Physiology University of Washington, Seattle Fulbright Research Assistant, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle Research Scholar, Forestry Program, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg; Visiting Scientist Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk Dr. nat. techn., Forestry, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna M. phil. in Economics, Joint Ph.D. Program in Economics, Columbia University, New York and IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna Energy and Natural Resource Economist Department of Economics and Finance, HIS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna Seconded Staff Expert, GEO - Group on Earth Observations, WMO - World Meteorological Organization, Geneva Group Leader of Global Land-Use Modeling and Environmental Economics, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
1987
1987-1994
1990-1991
1990-1991
since 1993
1994-1997
1994-1996
1996-2006
2008-2009
since 2001

Dr. Roberto SANCHEZ-RODRIGUEZ

Professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Studies, COLEF - The College of the Northern Border, Tijuana, Baja California; Emeritus Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside

Associated Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz Director, UC MEXUS - University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California Riverside Professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Studies. El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana
1997-2003
2003-2008
2003-2010
since 2010

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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