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Claude Turmes is Member of the European Parliament where his main area of focus is on European energy policy, renewables, energy efficiency, European transport policy, green economy, policies on corporate social responsibility and transparency of lobbying, as well as health and social policies. Since 1999 he has been a member of the Greens/EFA group and held the position of Vice President of the Green Group of the European Parliament from 2002 to 2014. Current and past activities in the European Parliament have included membership of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), and Rapporteur of the Directive on Renewable Energies, the Energy Efficiency Directive and the second directive on the liberalization of the energy market, as well as coordinator on energy issues for the Green Group. Prior to taking up his mandate in the European Parliament, Mr Turmes was active in Friends of the Earth Luxembourg on issues of climate change, energy and the WTO. He held the position of a Sports teacher in Luxembourg in 1983 to 1999 following his graduation in Sports Studies at the University of Louvain la Neuve in Belgium.

Andrew Warren was Managing Director of the UK Association for the Conservation of Energy from its foundation until September 2014. He is now the organisation’s Honorary President. Prior to that he was a director of Cape Building & Insulation Services, a subsidiary of Cape Industries plc;  London secretary of the British Road Federation; and account executive at Saatchi & Saatchi GC. He was educated at Rugby School and the University of Exeter.

He is a former Special Advisor to House of Commons Select Committee on the Environment; he has given oral evidence to many House of Commons and House of Lords Select Committees in the UK and also to inquiries undertaken by the European Parliament. He has spoken at many hearings called by the European Commission, and at an enormous variety of conferences on energy, environment and fuel/energy poverty issues in every Member State of the original European Union (EU-15) – and most of the EU27.

In addition to writing regular monthly columns for several trade publications, he has also contributed articles to many international newspapers such as the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. He was voted IBC Energy Journalist of the Year.

Anders Wijkman is an opinionmaker and author. He is co-president of the Club of Rome and chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycyling Industries.

In January 2015 Anders was appointed chair of the Swedish Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives. The most immediate task is to develop a strategy for a low-carbon society in 2050.

As of July this year Anders is member of the Board of the Swedish Development Authority (SIDA).

Anders has served as a Member of the European Parliament, as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP, as Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross and as Director General of the Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries..

Anders is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the World Future Council and the International Resource Panel.

Anders is honorary doctor at Linköping University (2011).

His most recent book ”Bankrupting Nature” – with co-author Professor Johan Rockström – was published by Routledge in November 2012.