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Speaker: Volker Mauerhofer

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Volker Mauerhofer is Professor and Chair in Environmental Science (Specialization in Social Science) at Mid Sweden University (Ă–stersund/Sweden).

Volker Mauerhofer is Professor and Chair in Environmental Science (Specialization in Social Science) at Mid Sweden University (Ă–stersund/Sweden). He holds Master degrees in Laws (1989-93), Natural Sciences (1992-99) and Ecological Economics (2002-03) and a Doctorate (1993-98) in Law. Former positions include Attorney-at-Law, Senior Research Fellow & Visiting Professor at United Nations University/Japan, and Coordinating Lead Author of the UN-IPBES Global Assessment/Chapter 6. Currently he is also Professional Research Fellow at the University of Vienna and holds holding a Distinguished Professorship at the National University of Malaysia as well as a visiting researcher position at the Environmental Law Centre of Meiji University (Tokyo/Japan). Besides being member of different legal professional bodies including IUCN's World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), he is also member of the UNESCO-related Austrian Man & Biosphere Committee, Executive Board Member & Treasurer of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) as well as Vicepresident of the International Society for Sustainable Development Research (ISDRS). Besides currently leading the co-editing of several volumes with Springer, Routledge and Wiley, and being editor of the international journal Ecological Economics published by Elsevier, he is co-/author of over 120 peer-reviewed publications and held more than 170 presentations worldwide. Besides supervising students, he has executed academic and freelance research over 25 years in more than 55 countries.

See for more info: https://www.miun.se/Personal/volkermauerhofer/ and http://homepage.univie.ac.at/volker.mauerhofer/