Bo Normander

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Bo Normander is affiliated with Worldwatch Institute Europe as Senior Advisor, focusing on urban sutainability and biodiversity. He is the Institute's former Executive Director from November 2010 to November 2015.

Worldwatch Institute decided in late 2010 to establish a new European office based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Bo Normander was the initiator and leader of setting up the new office. Bo is a dedicated and experienced professional with a lifelong interest in environmental and development issues. His qualifications are founded on a high academic level combined with a strong personal motivation, political commitment and entrepreneurship.

Before joining Worldwatch in 2010, Bo Normander was a Senior Advisor and Researcher at the National Environmental Research Institute (NERI) at Aarhus University, where he led Denmark’s State of the Environment reporting. Bo holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Denmark’s Technical University and a PhD in Microbial Ecology from NERI. He has led and participated in a number of national and European research projects on environment, biodiversity and sustainability issues.

Bo Normander has formerly been the Chairman of the Danish Ecological Council and the editor of the Global Ecology magazine. Since February 2016, he has been Programme Manager for Forest and Biodiversity at WWF Denmark.

Selected Publications
Bulmer, E. Normander, B. et al. (2015): Urban Biodiversity in Action – The URBIA project and award. Worldwatch Institute Europe, Report 4/2015, 22 pages.

Jørgensen, L.B., Normander, B. et al. (2015): Scenarios for sustainable farming in Denmark. Report, 160 pp. The Ecological Council, University of Copenhagen, and Aarhus University.

Normander, B. et. al (ed.) (2013): Business Innovation in a living economy. Worldwatch Institute Europe, Report 3, 122 pages.

Normander, B. (2012): Biodiversity: Combating the sixth mass extinction. In: State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity, pp. 169-176. Worldwatch Institute.

Jensen, T.S., Glyki, E., Hayles, A., Normander, B. (2012): From consumer kids to sustainable childhood. Worldwatch Institute Europe.

Normander, B. et al. (2012): Voices from Europe: Build a living economy. Worldwatch Institute Europe.

Normander, B. et al. (2012): Indicator framework for measuring quantity and quality of biodiversity - Exemplified in the Nordic countries. Ecological Indicators Volume 13, February 2012, 104–116.

Normander, B. (2011): World's forests continue to shrink. Vital Signs Online. Worldwatch Institute.

Normander, B. et al. (2009): State of the Environment 2009 - Part A and B: Denmark’s environment under global challenges. National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University.

Normander, B. et al. (2009): State of biodiversity in the Nordic countries. TemaNord Report 509. Nordic Council of Ministers.

Normander, B., Haigh, T., Christiansen, J.S., Jensen, T.S. (2008): Development and implementation of a near-real-time web reporting system on ground-level ozone in Europe. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 4:505-512.

Normander, B. (Contributor) (2005): The European Environment - State and outlook 2005. Part C - Country analysis. European Environment Agency. State of Environment 1/2005: 408-523.