Anders Wijkman is co-president of the Club of Rome, chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries, and senior advisor to the Stockholm Environment Institute. In January 2015, he was appointed chair of the Swedish Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives, where he will help develop a strategy for a low-carbon society in 2050. He has served as a Member of the European Parliament (1999-2009), as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP (1995-1997), and as Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross (1979-1988). He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and the World Future Council and an honorary doctor at Linköping University. His most recent book Bankrupting Nature: Denying Our Planetary Boundaries—with co-author Professor Johan Rockström—was published by Routledge in November 2012.