Global Sustainability and Security

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Johan EliaschA presentation by  Mr Johan Eliasch, Chairman and Chief Executive of HEAD and former Special Representative of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010) for Deforestation and Clean Energy.

With our planet only capable of sustaining a billion people living the way we do and with a population of over 6.5 billion people, reaching 9 billion by 2050, we are rapidly running out of resources, and in particular food, energy and water. The security issues that will result from this will affect every person on the planet, and are likely to dominate the global agenda in coming years.

This lecture inaugurates RUSI’s major new project analysing the implications for global security of increasing stress on food, energy and water resources.  This project is designed to produce an independent research report for the G20 international summit in 2014 and will be written by a team of eminent researchers under the direction of Johan Eliasch.  The research that builds into this global report will be discussed and published by RUSI on a regular basis over the next two years.

Johan Eliasch has served as Chairman of the Management Board of Head N.V. and Group Chief Executive Officer since September 1995. He is Chairman of Equity Partners, London Films, Co-Chairman of Cool Earth, President of Global Strategy Forum, non-executive Chairman of Investcorp Europe, non-executive director of IMG and CV Star Underwriting Agents, advisory board member of Brasilinvest, Societe du Louvre, Centre for Social Justice, the British Olympic Association, and a member of the Mayor of London's and Rome's International Business Advisory Council. He is patron of the Stockholm University and a trustee of Kew Foundation. He is the former Special Representative of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010) for Deforestation and Clean Energy. He is actively involved in preservation of Rainforest in the Amazonas.   

An optional £10 sandwich lunch shall be available from 1215.

This event is open to all.

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