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World experts gather in New York to discuss the feasibility of sustainable development

More than 25 leading experts from across diverse private and public sectors will converge at the fourth biennial State of the Planet conference, hosted by The Earth Institute at Columbia University, in New York on March 28 and 29. Bringing years of experience in fields related to development, these hand-selected experts will examine some of the most urgent challenges faced by the world today, ultimately attempting to answer "Is Sustainable Development Feasible?"--the theme of this year's conference.

State of the Planet 06 speakers are among the world's most recognized actors and thinkers in their fields, including scientific research, media, business and international development. In this open forum, each of these experts will present new research, question prevailing ideas and/or propose bold actions that may help more than 6 billion people achieve sustainability. Among the 2006 speakers are:

  • Nicholas D. Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times
  • Carol Bellamy, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Learning; Former Executive Director, UNICEF
  • John Coomber, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Re Group
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and Resources Institute; Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The two-day conference will be divided into four panel discussions on the following themes:

  • Research and Ingenuity
    How can research protect and provide resources for energy, water and biodiversity, particularly as they are affected by or contribute to climate change?
  • Tapping into Market Forces and the Economy
    What are the strengths and limits of free market mechanisms versus government regulation in achieving sustainable development?
  • Developing Effective Institutional Structures
    What are the strengths and
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Contact: Clare Oh
coh@ei.columbia.edu
212-854-5479
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
13-Mar-2006


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