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Seminar 9

“Future of Planet Earth” Participant Biography

Paris, France | June 3–5, 2008

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Norman Myers

Professor Norman Myers is a British scientist and authority on biodiversity. He is currently Fellow at the 21st Century School and Green College Oxford University, Adjunct Professor at Duke University, and a Visiting Professor at the universities of Vermont and Cape Town. He has undertaken research projects and policy appraisals for the World Bank, United Nations agencies, the White House, numerous foundations, the European Commission, and OECD. He has advised several governments, also leaders of the Brundtland Commission, the Rio Earth Summit, the International Conference on Population and Development, the World Food Summit, and the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

In 1997 Myers received a Queen’s Honour for “services to the global environment.” He has been awarded the Volvo Environment Prize, the UNEP Environment Prize and the Blue Planet Prize – only the second environmentalist in the world to receive all three leading prizes. These awards have recognized his work on, for example, the mass extinction of species, tropical deforestation, environmental threats to security, “perverse” subsidies, environmental refugees, and degradation of future evolution.

In the late 1980s Myers originated the biodiversity hotspots thesis, since when it has mobilised over $850 million for conservation, the largest sum ever assigned to a single conservation strategy.

Myers has published over 300 professional papers spanning nine disciplines, 300 popular articles, and 20 books. In 2007 he was listed by Time Magazine as one of 40 “Heroes of the Environment.” Professor Myers’ expertise in both natural and social science has enabled him to contribute responses to a broad range of environmental issues. One of the chief characteristics of his research is his penchant for raising new questions as well as supplying new answers to established questions.