Professor Johan Rockström

Portrait of Johan Rockstrom

Johan Rockström is Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and Professor in Earth System Science with an emphasis on water resources and global sustainability at the University of Potsdam.

He is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues and is best known for leading the recent development of the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change.

Professor Rockström is a leading scientist on global water resources and strategies for resilience in water-scarce regions of the world. He has more than 15 years of experience in applied water research in tropical regions, and has published more than 100 research papers on topics ranging from applied land- and water management to global sustainability.

He serves on several scientific committees and boards, including as the Co-Chair of The Earth League and has been appointed as Chair of the newly-formed Earth Commission.