Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Bert Bolin’s ideas and vision is more alive than ever

As oil prices hit 100$ and we just left the year when climate change changed the world forever we will build on what Bert Bolin did over the last decades, long before most of us was born, let alone know about climate change.

It was amazing to lecture with him and discuss climate policy and science during the climate negotiations just before and after Kyoto. His knowledge on how climate change interacts with a society that is pushing nature over the edge was fascinating and his historical perspective on change is something I will keep in all the work I do.

Sweden now have two international profiles left in the field of climate change, Bo Kjellén and Anders Wijkman. It is time for someone from our business community to step forward.

We’ll make it Bert, and if not, at least we tried.