Global Scenario Group To Visit
The Global Scenario
Group, and international research group of sustainability study, will
meet at the Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute
from 11th to 13th of this December. The meeting is to discuss about
the report "Toward a Sustainable Transition: Goals and Actions"
that will be published soon. In the afternoon of 13th, especially, a
discussion with Japanese academic specialists for sustainability study,
led by Prof. Yoichi Kaya of Keio University, is scheduled.
The subject of the
meeting will be "Global Sustainability Transition: Scenarios and
Policies Beyond Kyoto." It is expected to present valuable suggestions
in search of direction toward the future of sustainability development
of the world.
Global Scenario Group
Brief Biographies (Updated 12/19/96)
Khaled Mohamed Fahmy
is Senior Environmental Economist at the Egyptian Institute of National
Planning and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation. His work has focused
on issues of environment and development, specializing in the economics
of industrial pollution and in activities to strengthen the policy-oriented
dialogue concerning environment and development. He has been an environmental
consultant for several national and international agencies, including
the Egyptian Environmental Protection Agency, the Egyptian Academy for
Scientific Research and Technology, the United Nations Development Programme
and the World Bank. Dr. Fahmy received his doctorate from the University
of Economic Sciences in Germany.
Tibor Farago is Secretary
of the Hungarian Commission on Sustainable Development, Head of the
Department of Environmental Policy Cooperation in the Hungarian Ministry
for Environment and Regional Policy, and Chairman of the Subsidiary
Body for Scientific and Technological Advice for the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change. He has authored and edited numerous
publications on environmental protection, climatology, remote sensing,
and applied mathematics. Dr. Farago received his doctorate in Geography-Meteorology.
is Leader of Land Management in the International Center for Tropical
Agriculture in Colombia. He has been Senior Fellow of the International
Institute for Sustainable Development in Canada, Senior Expert on Environment
and Development at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
in Austria, Director of the Ecological Systems Analysis Group in Argentina,
and Full Professor at both the University of Buenos Aires and the Fundacion
Bariloche in Argentina, and the Executive President of the latter. Dr.
Gallopin's areas of expertise include ecological systems analysis, environmental
impact assessment, sustainable development, impoverishment and global
simulation models. He has published numerous papers and books in these
areas. Dr. Gallopin received his doctorate in Ecology from Cornell University.
Pablo Gutman is the
team leader of a sustainable development study in Panama and a member
of Argentina's National Council of Scientific Research. He has served
as an environmental economist for the World Bank, directed the Center
for Urban and Regional Studies in Buenos Aires, and for 20 years has
lectured, consulted and conducted research on environment and development
throughout Latin America, working with international and local agencies,
academic institutions, and NGOs. His most recent research focuses on
interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development, global environmental
change, and environmental policy. He is a graduate in Economics from
the University of Buenos Aires.
Allen Hammond heads
work on resource and environmental information at the World Resources
Institute and is Chairman of the Steering Committee for the 2050 Project.
He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of two major scientific journals
and is author of numerous scholarly articles and books. He is an award-winning
journalist, whose work has been featured prominently in print, radio
and television. His writings include: Energy and the Future, Solar Energy
in America, the World Resources series and Science80. He has served
as a consultant for the United Nations and the United States government's
legislative and executive branches. Dr. Hammond received his doctorate
in applied mathematics and geophysics from Harvard University.
is Professor of Public Law at the University of Nairobi, where he has
served as Chairman and Dean. He has also been a member of the University's
Senate and Council, Director of its Population Studies and Research
Institute, and a visiting professor at numerous universities internationally.
He is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature,
the International Law Association, and the International Centre for
Land Policy Studies. His most recent publications concern land in African
agrarian systems, constitutionalism and democracy, human rights and
governance in Africa, and climate change policy options for Africa.
Professor Okoth-Ogendo obtained his Doctor of Science of Law Degree
in Agrarian Systems and Institutions at Yale University.
A. Atiq Rahman is
Director of Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies a research organization
which takes an integrative approach to environment and development,
governance and people's participation, and southern perspectives. He
also coordinates both the Climate Action Network South Asia and the
Global Forum on Environment and Poverty, a global network of four hundred
institutions. He advises the Board of Natural Disaster and the US National
Academy of Science, and is on the board of the World Wildlife Fund International
and the IMAGE 2 Model of the Dutch Institute of Public Health and Environmental
Protection. His recent research includes analysis of the environmental
impact of structural adjustment and scenarios of global change for a
the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis. He has lectured
throughout the world, held academic posts in Europe for 14 years, and
has authored and co-authored numerous books and publications. Dr. Rahman's
doctorate is in Solid State and Surface Chemistry and Science of Materials
from the United Kingdom.
Paul D. Raskin is
Director of SEI-Boston and President of Tellus Institute, a team of
fifty professionals engaged in a broad research program on environment,
resources, and development policy. He has conducted assessments on these
issues for governments and private organizations throughout the world
over a twenty year period. He has published widely and advised many
governmental and multinational bodies. He has conceived and implemented
various tools for resource and environment planning including the widely-used
Long-range Energy Alternatives Policy (LEAP) System and the Water Evaluation
and Planning (WEAP) System. Recently, he has developed the PoleStar
System for exploring alternative development scenarios and assessing
the requirements for a transition to sustainability at global, national
and local levels. Dr. Raskin received his doctorate in Theoretical Physics
from Columbia University.
Setijati D. Sastrapradja
is Senior Scientist with the Indonesian Institute of Sciences where
she directs both the Center for Research in Biotechnology and the National
Biological Institute. She has chaired or has vice-chaired four Indonesian
organizations, and has been a member of seven international organizations
concerned with biodiversity and genetic resources. These organizations
include: the National Committee on Genetic Resources, the Technical
Advisory Committee of Bird Conservation, the International Network of
Bamboo and Rattan, and the United Nations Environment Programme. Dr.
Sastrapradja received her doctorate in Botany from University of Hawaii.
Katsuo Seiki is Executive
Director of the Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute
(GISPRI). He has 27 years experience with the Japanese Ministry of International
Trade and Industry, where he directed its Agency of Industrial Science
and Technology, Industrial Policy Bureau, Agency of Natural Resources
and Energy, International Trade Policy Bureau and the Minister's Secretariat.
He has participated in a number of international committees on sustainability,
environment and development. He has organized study groups on sustainability
in East Asia for the GISPRI Sustainability 2050 Project, and on alternative
development and environmental security. He is a graduate in Law from
the University of Tokyo.
Nick Sonntag is Director
of the Stockholm Environment Institute. Mr. Sonntag was Chief of Staff
for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held
in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and was a central figure in the drafting
of Agenda 21. Mr. Sonntag is an environmental systems expert with wide
international experience. He is a founder of ESSA, a Canadian environmental
research and consulting firm, a senior fellow at the International Institute
for Applied Systems Analysis and a member of the Earth Council Institute.
Mr. Sonntag's graduate training was in Operations Research at the University
of British Columbia.
Rob Swart works with
the Policy Analysis & Scenario Group at the Air Research Laboratory
of the National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection
in The Netherlands. He advises the United Nations Environment Programme's
Governing Council, focusing on the Global Environmental Outlook project.
In addition he has worked in the areas of water supply, environmental
modeling, and climate change policy with organizations such as National
Institute of Drinking Water Supply, Pan American Health Organization,
Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, Stockholm Environment Institute,
European Union, OECD and Untied States Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Swart received his doctorate in Earth Sciences from Amsterdam Free
is Chief of the State of the Environment Reporting Unit at the United
Nations Environment Programme in Kenya, where she is responsible for
global integrated assessments and the Global Environment Outlook project.
She has been responsible also for several of the Global Environment
Monitoring System (GEMS) programmes including: water, air, food, human
exposure to pollutants, and radiation monitoring. She has worked with
numerous national and international organizations and has implemented
development projects in Zambia, Kenya, Thailand and Peru. Her areas
of research and teaching have included biochemistry, immunology and
parasitology. She has been a Member of the Institute of Biology and
a fellow of both the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
and the Tropical Institute in Belgium. Dr. Vandeweerd received her doctorate