Session 4
29 - 30 MAY 2014
U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ECOSYSTEMS, ECONOMY AND SOCIETY:
HOW LARGE-SCALE RESTORATION CAN STIMULATE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SESSION 4 - Options for the future: Restoration and the sustainable management of ecosystems

Considering insights from science, new technologies and remarkable case studies, this presentation will give perspectives on how our societies can shape a sustainable future, limiting degradation, promoting efficiency in the use of natural resources, fostering clean technologies and restoring degraded ecosystems. A call for a change of paradigm?

Speakers
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Andrew Steer

President and Chief Executive Officer, World Resources Institute (WRI)
 
Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute. He has three decades of experience in international development, including on the front line in Asia and Africa, with previous senior posts at the World Bank and the UK government’s Department of International Development. Most recently he was the Bank’s Special Envoy for Climate Change. He was educated at St. Andrews University, Scotland, the University of Pennsylvania, and at Cambridge University. He has a PhD in Economics, has written widely on sustainable development issues, and has taught at several universities.

 

Organizers

The Conference has been proposed by

Veolia Institute

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Veolia Institute, environmental think tank dedicated to promoting foresight reflection on interactions between society and the environment

US Water Science and Technology Board

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Agence Française De Développement

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International Union for Conservation of Nature

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ORGANIZERS

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ASSOCIATED PARTNERS

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