The forthcoming Planet under Pressure conference is a major international event focusing on responses to global sustainability challenges.
Some 2,500+ leading thinkers in a wide range of global change research areas will present new findings in climate change, environmental geo-engineering, international governance, the future of the oceans and biodiversity, global trade, development, poverty alleviation, food security and more. Authoritative perspectives on today's State of the Planet and recommendations will form a contribution to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development ("Rio+20"), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 20-22.
Planet under Pressure will convene specialists in physical, natural and health sciences; economics, the humanities and other social sciences; technology and engineering; international policy making, NGOs, industry and development. It offers an important forum to consolidate these relationships and discuss the future.
Among topics to be highlighted in news releases and media briefings:
All 160+ breakout sessions: planetunderpressure2012.net/sessions.asp
Full conference programme: planetunderpressure2012.net/programme.asp
Participatory programming: World Caf, Pro-Action Caf, and "the Unconference"
Venue: London's new east end International Convention Centre (ICC) at Excel
Media accreditation: planetunderpressure2012.net/press_registration.asp
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ICSU's four global environmental change research programmes (and their Earth System Science Partnership, www.essp.org):
|Contact: Terry Collins|
Earth System Science Partnership