Anders Wijkman is the former co-president of the Club of Rome and is currently the chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries and a member of the Board of the Swedish Development Authority. In 2015, he was appointed chair of the Swedish Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives. He has served as a Member of the European Parliament, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP, Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross, and Director General of the Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries. He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the World Future Council and the International Resource Panel and an honorary doctor at Linköping University. His recent books include Bankrupting Nature: Denying Our Planetary Boundaries, with co-author Johan Rockström, and Come On!, a report from the Club of Rome.