Hannah MacInnes joins Carl Gustaf Lundin, the Principal Marine and Polar Scientist of the Global Marine and Polar Program for IUCN, at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear his personal insights on this complex topic.
Carl Gustaf Lundin is the Principal Marine and Polar Scientist of the Global Marine and Polar Program for IUCN and he is responsible for the scientiﬁc and technical content of IUCN in this ﬁeld. Prior to taking on this role in the fall of 2018 he was the Director of the program for 17 years. As the Director he was responsible for the development and management of the program in Oceans and Coastal Governance, particularly in the High Seas and the Polar Regions, and to build partnership for conservation of marine protected areas, ecosystems, endangered marine species. Ocean Communication, fundraising and development of public information material was also part of his responsibilities. He built a team of 40 people working in 18 countries. Before joining IUCN in 2001 he worked for The World Bank for more than 12 years, dealing with the effect on nature from port construction, shipping and other marine resources management issues. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Uppsala University in his native Sweden, and a Licentiate in Philosophy, Natural Resources Management from Stockholm University.