Felix Dodds

Felix Dodds, in 2002. Felix Dodds is an author, futurist and activist. Born as Michael Nicholas Dodds he took the name Felix Dodds when he was 18. He stood in Mid Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency) for the Liberal Democrats in the 2019 General Election. He has been instrumental in developing new modes of stakeholder engagement with the United Nations, particularly within the field of sustainable development. His latest book is ''Tomorrow's People and New Technology: Changing How We Live Our Lives''. In 2019 he was the UK candidate to be the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Dodds was the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future from 1992–2012. He is probably best known as the author of ''How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings: Mine is a Café Latte'', written with co-author Michael Strauss.

Dodds has produced a trilogy of books known as the Vienna Cafe Trilogy which covers the history of sustainable development at the global level. The third book in the series, ''Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals'' (2017), he wrote with Ambassador Donoghue and Jimena Leiva Roesch. The other two are the 2014 ''From Rio+20 to the New Development Agenda'' written with Jorge Laguna Celis and Liz Thompson and the 2012 ''Only One Earth – The Long Road via Rio to Sustainable Development'' written with Michael Strauss and Maurice Strong. The books look at the Rio+20 process and outcomes and the last forty years and the challenges for the future. His previous books include the ''Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus'' edited with Jamie Bartram which takes up the themes of three of his other books on human and environmental security. These are ''Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity'' edited with Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf UN Convention on Biological Diversity Executive Secretary. This is a companion book to ''Climate Change and Energy Insecurity'', an edited volume with Andrew Higham and Richard Sherman, and ''Human and Environmental Security: An Agenda for Change''. The books argue that the new paradigm facing the world is the interface between environmental, human, economic security considerations. Dodds believes this is due to the failure of developed countries to deliver on promises made during the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and the 2002 World Summit in Johannesburg.

''Human and Environmental Security: An Agenda for Change'' was nominated for the International Studies Association Sprout Award in 2006 for the most significant publication in the field of environmental studies. In 2010 Green Eco Services listed him as one of twenty-five environmentalists ahead of their time.

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Published 2000
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