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Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and a professor in Earth system science at the University of Potsdam. He is an internationally recognised scientist on global sustainability issues.

Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and a professor in Earth system science at the University of Potsdam. He is an internationally recognised scientist on global sustainability issues and led the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change. Rockström is a leading scientist on global water resources, with more than 25 years of experience in applied water research in tropical regions and more than 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability. He is a member of the European Commission expert group Mission Board for adaptation to climate change including societal transformation, the Chair of the Earth Commission, the Chief Scientist of Conservation International, and an elected member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.