Top scientist to propose global climate budget at international meeting in Stockholm

On Thursday 8 October, Sweden's environment minsiter Andreas Carlgren will open an international meeting on environment and development. The event gathers decision makers from all over the world to discuss the environmental challenges that lie ahead. Professor John Schellnhuber, one of President Barroso's climate advisers, will present new research and propose a global climate budget. Professor Johan Rockström will discuss the groundbreaking concept of Planetary Boundaries and the deputy executive director of the UN Environment Programme will outline the potential for green growth.

The focus of the world is on the UN climate negotiations that will culminate in Copenhagen. But what thereafter? SEI invites you to a seminar and panel debate that will look beyond the negotiations, beyond climate change, to consider the future challenges in the fields of environment and development. The event takes place from 14:00 on Thursday 8 October at Stockholm University’s Aula Magna. It is open to all and will be webcast on Established in 1989 as an independent international research institute, SEI is today one of the world’s leading and most respected research organisations for sustainable development, bridging environment and development, science and policy. Speakers Andreas Carlgren, Minister for the Environment, Sweden Angela Cropper, Co-founder & director of the Cropper Foundation and Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) John Schellnhuber, Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Johan Rockström, Executive Director SEI and Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University Judi Wakhungu, Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) Maurice Strong, first Executive Director of UNEP and Secretary General for both the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm and the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro Camilla Toulmin, Director of International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)


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