Panelist for the High Level Segment (27 April 2017)

Mr. Felix Dodds, Senior Fellow, University of California

Mr. Felix Dodds is a senior fellow at the Global Research Institute, a senior affiliate at the Water Institute at University of North Carolina and an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. Between 1992 and 2012 he was the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future. He played a significant role in the Rio+20 Conference and the development of the Sustainable Development Goals. He has been active at the UN since 1990 attending key meetings on sustainable development. Mr. Dodds has edited or written fourteen books on sustainable development and UN-related issues, including 'The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and an Agenda for Action' edited by Felix Dodds and Jamie Bartram (2016) and Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals: A transformational agenda for an insecure world Written by Felix Dodds, Ambassador David Donoghue and Jimena Leiva Roesch (2016). In 2014 he was co-director of the Nexus Conference which produced the Chapel Hill Declaration as input to the negotiations on the SDGs.