[public] - Conferences: International change

1) Big feet and little feet and their impact on the planet

room 351 Amphimax

Christopher HAILS (WWF International)

Christopher Hails is a British biologist trained at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He worked as a lecturer in Zoology and Ecology at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur from 1976 to 1983, and as an environmental advisor to the Ministry of National Development in Singapore from 1983 to 1988. He joined WWF in 1988 and became Programme Director in 1995. In this position he had oversight of WWF’s global conservation programme including both field and policy programmes. Since October 2006, he occupies the position of Director, Network Relations at WWF International.

2) EJOLT Project : Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade

room 412 Amphimax


Joan Martínez Alier is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Economic History and Deputy Director of the ICTA (Institute of Environmental Science and Technology), at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Over the last quarter of a century he has become recognised as Europe's foremost student and spokesman of the new field of "ecological economics." In 1987 he joined with colleagues from around the world and became a founding member of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He was a member (2000-08) of the scientific committee of the European Environment Agency, and is currently a member of the advisory board of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) project. He coordinates also the Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) project, a large collaborative project bringing science and society together to catalogue ecological distribution conflicts and work towards confronting environmental injustice.


Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos is an ecological economist working on the socioeconomic dimensions of biodiversity and their inclusion in water policy. Her field experience involves local development of protected areas in Mexico, and the study of social perception and management of invasive species in Europe, especially in aquatic ecosystems. Currently she is a PhD researcher in Environmental Sciences at ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Recent research activities involve her participation in the European Integrated Project ALARM and her collaboration as a scientific consultant for the Catalan Water Agency.

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Friday, September 7, 2012 -
08:30 to 10:00

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