Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Ph.D. in sociology, prof.em. at the Vienna based Institute of Social Ecology of Alpen Adria University and senior lecturer at Vienna University. She has taught at Griffith (Australia), Roskilde (Denmark), Yale University (USA) and the Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). She has been, inter alia, president of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK); currently, she is President of the International Society for Ecological Economics. As expert member of UNEP's International Resource Panel, she became lead author to its publications, 'Decoupling resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth' (2011) and 'International Trade in Resources. A biophysical assessment.' (2015). She is member of the team of the FP 7 project WWW (Wealth, Welfare and Work for Europe) and lead author of several of its publications.