Sustainability scenarios for the global food and land-use system
Dr Michael Obersteiner, Director, Environmental Change Institute
Date: 24 October 2019, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD
Michael Obersteiner will present new insights from co-producing a set of new sustainability scenarios.
Major sectoral transitions will be presented to achieve development targets in line with improved ecosystem and human health. He will conclude with an outlook on new ways to socialise findings from such global assessments.
Michael Obersteiner was Program Director of the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg and assumed the directorship of the Environmental Change Institute in Oxford as of 1 October 2019. His research experience stretches from biophysical modelling in the areas of ecosystems, biodiversity, forestry and agriculture to economics, finance and integrated assessment.
Dr Obersteiner has led large scale interdisciplinary research projects in the fields of integrated assessment of climate, energy and land-use. He is author of over 250 scientific papers covering a very wide range of science fields. Currently he serves in UNEP’s international resource panel (IRP) is lead convening author (CLA) of two IPBES chapters and a steering member to UNISDR’s Global Assessment report. He completed graduate studies in Forest Science at the University of Life Sciences, Economics at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna and Columbia University, New York.