Dominic Waughray - Global Environmental Risks and the role of Public-Private Solutions: A New 2030 Agenda

15 Nov 2016

Global Environmental Risks and the role of Public-Private Solutions: A New 2030 Agenda
Tuesday 15th November 2016, 5:30 - 6:45pm
Large Lecture Theatre, Geography Department


Concern among scientists is at an all-time high as to how we can secure the future of our global environmental commons; and the World Economic Forum Global Risk Report for 2016 highlights how these environmental risks also connect to other geopolitical risks like non-voluntary migration. What is to be done? Can a new system of multi-stakeholder alliances underpinned by new technologies help to secure our global commons offer a more effective complement to our traditional multilateral approaches for global environmental governance?  This talk by the Head of Public Private Partnership of the World Economic Forum and an alumni of the Dept of Geography (1989-1992) will explore how this new dimension in international cooperation is taking shape as we shift from the Holocene to the Anthropocene.

Dominic has a degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge (1992) and a Masters in Natural Resource Economics from University College London (1994). In 2006 Dominic joined the World Economic Forum as the inaugural Director of Environmental Initiatives to build the Forum’s engagement in environment and resource security issues. The World Economic Forum is now an established contributor to the global environment agenda, in particular in relation to promoting public-private cooperation. Current areas of activity include Water Security, Climate Change and Sustainable Growth. In 2014 Dominic was invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Management Committee to head World Economic Forum public-private partnerships.