In conjunction with his selection as the 2018 Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar through the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS), Prof Mark Swilling’s appointment as an Associate Research Scholar in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in 2018 was unanimously accepted by the YIBS Faculty Council.
Prof Biggs will be part of the Global Change Science Committee to conduct research that will provide the scientific basis for improving national, regional and broader international efforts to address global change.
The fifth annual systems dynamics conference in South Africa was successfully hosted by the South Africa System Dynamics Chapter. During the conference, the new Policy Council members were selected, and four CST staff members now form part of the Council.
Prof Mark Swilling spoke about political obstacles to a mass renewable energy transition at a recent Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) gathering in Cape Town, which formed part of AIDC’s Million Climate Jobs Campaign.