2010 State of the Planet Conference


Events for Change is working with Chris Wayne & Associates, Futureview, Inc., Mediatec, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Economist Magazine to produce the State of the Planet 2010. Centered at Columbia University in New York the conversation will bring in live feeds from concurrent events in Beijing, New Delhi, Nairobi and London. We will also be including live presentations from Prince Albert II from Monaco and Mexican President, Felipe Calderon Hinojosa. United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon will address the participants around the world from New York.

The State of the Planet conference is a project of the Earth Institute, founded by Jeffery Sachs at Columbia University. The all-day event (8:30am-5:30pm) will focus on four main content areas: CLIMATE CHANGE – What Would It Take to Complete the Climate Deal? (New York, Beijing, New Delhi and Monaco), POVERTY – How Do We Achieve the Millennium Development Goals? (New York and Nairobi), ECONOMIC RECOVERY – What Does a Green Recovery Look Like? (New York and London) and INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS – How Can an International System Be Built to Deal With Transnational Issues?

Michael Olmstead is directing the event, developing the master timelines and coordinating the remote sites’ live participation. Events for Change Technical Director, Mike Brady is managing the complex New York technical production.

For a complete list of speakers and other information on the event visit the website at www.stateoftheplanet.org You may also register to watch the live webcast of the event and participate in online chats with other viewers. Throughout the day, we will be including questions from the online forum as well. Please forward this link to others who you think might be interested in this global event.

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