Professor Saleem H. Ali is Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware. Professor Ali also holds Adjunct Professor status for both the Global Change Institute, and the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland in Australia. He previously served as Chair in Sustainable Resource Development and professor of sustainability science and policy, also at The University of Queensland. Previous to that, he was professor of environmental studies at the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Natural Resources, and founding director of the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security. His books include "Treasures of the Earth: Need Greed and a Sustainable Future" (Yale University Press) and with Larry Susskind "Environmental Diplomacy" (Oxford University Press). He has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a "Young Global Leader."