13th Annual State of the World Symposium, 2009
Into a Warming World
The year 2009 will be pivotal for the Earth's climate. Scientists have warned that we have only a few years to reverse the rise in greenhouse gas emissions and help avoid abrupt and catastrophic climate change. The world community has agreed to negotiate a new climate agreement in Copenhagen in December 2009.
What must we do in the 21st century-especially in 2009 and the years just following-to head off the kind of climate catastrophe that many scientists now see as likely?
Please join leading thinkers in climate change mitigation and adaptation for an afternoon briefing that will explore the visionary next steps required to create an international climate change agreement.
RSVP to Kimberly Rogovin at 202.452.1999 ext. 530 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 9, 2009
State of the World 2009 is a Worldwatch Institute publication. This edition includes a chapter written by Ecoagriculture Partners.
- Registration: 1:30 to 2:00 pm
- Symposium: 2:00 to 5:30 pm
- Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
- Location: TBA (Washington, DC)
Featured Speakers will include:
- Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (download Powerpoint)
- State Secretary Matthias Machnig, German Federal Ministry of the Environment
- Marcel Brenninkmeijer, Chairman, Good Energies (download Powerpoint)
- Christopher Flavin, President, Worldwatch Institute
Welcome by Christopher Flavin, President, Worldwatch Institute
Keynote Address by Dr. R. K. Pachauri, Chairman, IPCC
Under Secretary of State Bo Lidegaard, Featured Guest Speaker
Robert Engelman, Vice President, Worldwatch Institute
Bill Hare, Visiting Scientist, The Potsdam Institute
Tom Lovejoy, President, The Heinz Center
Sara Scherr, President, Ecoagriculture Partners
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