Thursday, January 22, 2009

Worldwatch Climate Symposium online

Here's a good climate change overview for class:

Watch the State of the World 2009 Washington Symposium

                                       
                   

                   
                   
                   

On January 15, leading thinkers, scientists, and policymakers convened in Washington, D.C. to discuss the significance of 2009 for the Earth's climate. Authors of State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World engaged an audience of more than 150 people on the state of the science, the gaps between science and policy, and practical solutions to help avert the worst effects of climate change -- all in advance of critical climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009.

Agenda and Video

Introduction and Keynote:

Welcome by Christopher Flavin, President, Worldwatch Institute
Keynote Address by Dr. R. K. Pachauri, Chairman, IPCC (Download Dr. Pachauri’s Powerpoint Presentation)
Under Secretary of State Bo Lidegaard, Featured Guest Speaker
Q&A

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Panel 1:

Robert Engelman, Vice President, Worldwatch Institute
Bill Hare, Visiting Scientist, The Potsdam Institute
Tom Lovejoy, President, The Heinz Center
Sara Scherr, President, Ecoagriculture Partners

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Panel 2:

Christopher Flavin, moderator
Janet Sawin, Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute
Satu Hassi, Member of the European Parliament
Malini Mehra, Founder, Centre for Social Markets, India
Yingling Liu, China Program Manager, Worldwatch Institute

Marcel Brenninkmeijer, Chairman Good Energies, Featured Guest Speaker (Download Mr. Brenninkmeijer’s Powerpoint Presentation)

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