Heroes of Environmental Diplomacy - interview by Marc Buckley for his Inside Ideas
Felix Dodds and Chris Spence are my guests on Episode 174 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.
Felix Dodds has been a leading thinker in the area of global governance for thirty years. Now a Vice President Multilateral Affairs. Rob and Melani Walton Sustainable Solutions Service (RMWSSS) at Arizona State University and an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina.
From 1992-2012 he was Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum and during that time he chaired the first UN Conference to come out with a set of indicative SDGs in September 2011.
He has edited or written 24 books on sustainable development. His most recent book with Chris Spence is Heroes of Environmental Diplomacy: Profiles in Courage.
He also co-wrote Negotiating the SDGs which explained how the SDGs came about and who the key players were with Ambassador David Donoghue and Jimena Leiva Roesch and Only One Planet with the father of Sustainable Development Maurice Strong and Michael Strauss.
Chris Spence is a writer and environmentalist. He has worked internationally on sustainable development, conservation, climate change and health policy, and he held leadership positions at non-profit organizations in New York, New Zealand and California.
He also consulted widely for the United Nations, IUCN-World Conservation Union and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and he has undertaken assignments in more than 40 countries on five continents, focused, in particular, on climate change and sustainable development policy and practice, as well as international law. He has also served as a political advisor and journalist and been on the boards of several environmental organizations.
An award-winning writer, Chris is the author or co-author of several books, including Global Warming: Personal Solutions for a Healthy Planet (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and Rock Happy (2021). He holds MA (Hons) and BA degrees in Political Science and History from Victoria University. Originally from the United Kingdom, Chris lived in New Zealand, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Ireland in 2020, where he currently lives with his family. TDK The Band SF Bay Area Band