Written on June 10, 2013 at 11:43 pm, by Carlos
Chancellor Monash University, President Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Co-founder Cosmos Magazine
‘Education: Learning to embrace the future’ (November 27, 12.00-2.00pm)
The Electric Planet: Seeing the possibilities of an electron economy over an oil economy (November 29, 9.00am)
Chancellor of Monash University; President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering; Co-founder and Chairman of Cosmos Magazine; Chairman Australian Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics; CEO of STELR Education.
For three years until 2012 Alan was involved in the provision of low-emissions electricity to operate electric vehicles. Previously, for nearly twenty-five years, Alan was the CEO of Axon Instruments, a California-based company that made precision scientific instruments used at pharmaceutical companies and universities for the discovery of new medicines.
Alan is passionate about educating the next generation. He established the Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience to provide advanced training to early-career scientists and he leads a secondary school science program named STELR that is currently running in nearly 350 secondary schools around Australia.
Written on June 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm, by Carlos
Chairperson of JUCCCE, international sustainability expert on greening China
‘Are You Ready for the Race to the Future? At the starting line or still getting suited up?’ (November 27, 7.15-9.45pm)
A green China needs a new China Dream (November 29, 9.00am)
Internationally recognized for her expertise on China‘s sustainability landscape; Time Magazine Hero of the Environment, a Forbes “Women to Watch in Asia”, Named a China top 50 innovative business leader by China Business News Weekly.
Peggy Liu is internationally recognized for her expertise on China‘s sustainability landscape and for fostering international collaboration with China. JUCCCE is an NGO dedicated to accelerating the greening of China. JUCCCE is a leader in creating transformative change in sustainable cities, sustainable consumerism and smart grid. It is most noted for its multi-sector convening power.
Key milestones at JUCCCE: holding the first public dialogues between US & China on clean energy, introducing the concept of Smart Grid to China, educating over 500 Chinese government leaders on how to build sustainable cities, creating the China Dream initiative to reimagine prosperity for sustainable consumerism, creating the Stone Soup Global Leadership methodology.
She is also an executive advisor to Marks & Spencer and HP, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on
Sustainable Consumption, a WEF Young Global Leader. She served on the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture, and as an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative.
As one of the leading green thinkers in China, Peggy was honored as the Hillary Step for Climate Change Solutions, a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment, a Forbes “Women to Watch in Asia”, a China top 50 innovative business leader by China Business News Weekly. She has been featured in China’s Oriental Outlook (“China Dream”), Global Times (“Green Goddess”), Beijing Tatler (“Green Miracle”), Vogue (“3 Women Who Better the World”), Madame Figaro “Top Life” award, Harpers Bazaar.
Prior to co-founding & volunteering at JUCCCE, she had a diverse career as a venture capitalist in Shanghai, an ecommerce pioneer in Silicon Valley, a software marketing executive, a McKinsey consultant, and a computer programmer. She is a graduate of MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and completed programs at Harvard Kennedy School and at Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy.
Written on June 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm, by Carlos
Environmentalist, Author: Cool It and Skeptical Environmentalist, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus think tank
‘Are You Ready for the Race to the Future? At the starting line or still getting suited up?’ (November 27, 7.00-9.45pm)
Limits to Growth: still wrong, still influential (November 29, 9.00am)
Dr Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world; Named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine; Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School.
Dr Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world. For this, he is named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st Century by Esquire magazine, one of the 50 people who could save the planet by the UK Guardian, and one of the top 100 public intellectuals by Foreign Policy (and one of the five “criminals against humanity, against planet Earth itself” in 2009 by the eco-magazine Grist, along with George W. Bush).
Lomborg writes for New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, the Economist, The Guardian, The Australian and many others, and his monthly column gets published in about 40 papers in 19 languages with more than 30 million readers.
Lomborg has appeared on David Letterman, Larry King, 20/20, 60 minutes, and many times on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC, BBC World,. He was featured in the movie “Cool it”, by Sundance Award Winning Director Ondi Timoner.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School and regularly works with many of the world’s top economists, including 7 Nobel Laureates. His think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, was ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s “Top 25 Environmental Think Tanks”.