Mr Flavin is President of the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington-based research organization known for its path-breaking work on the connections between economic, social and environmental trends. In his long career at Worldwatch, Mr Flavin has guided the Institute's development as Vice President of Research and as Senior Vice President before being appointed President in 2000. He is a regular co-author of the Institute's annual report, State of the World, which has been published in 36 languages and is read by decision makers around the world. Mr Flavin is widely known for his writing on energy strategies and policies, including prospects for oil, strategies for reducing CO2 emissions, and potential of new and renewable energy technologies. He is co-author of three books on energy, including Power Surge: Guide to the Coming Energy Revolution, which presciently described the need for a post-petroleum energy economy and laid out a roadmap for achieving it. Mr Flavin is active in international policy circles and has participated in several historic international conferences, including the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and the Climate Change Conference in Kyoto, Japan in 1997. He is a lecturer to business, university and policy audiences and meets frequently with the leaders of governments, international agencies and corporations. He has also written for a wide range of popular and scholarly periodicals, including The New York Times, Technology Review, The Harvard International Review and TIME Magazine. Mr. Flavin is a graduate of Williams College, where he studied economics, biology and environmental studies.
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