Starting Date: 03-28-2006
Starting Time: 8:00am
Ending Date: 03-29-2006
Columbia University's Roone Arledge Auditorium
Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, 1 Subway To 116
New York, New York 10027
United StatesState of the Planet 06: Is Sustainable Development Feasible?
The Earth Institute at Columbia University will convene the fourth biennial State of the Planet Conference to discuss the feasibility of sustainable development for billions worldwide.
Internationally renowned scholars and opinion leaders will lead discussions, present ideas, and outline research throughout this two day forum, which seeks to explore the fundamental requirements of science, economy, governance, and human behavior in order to achieve sustainable development.
An in-depth look at:
Research and Ingenuity: Scientists examine issues of energy, water, biodiversity, and climate change and their fundamental connections to sustainable development.
Tapping into Market Forces and the Economy: Economists examine the strengths and limits of market mechanisms and their relationship to public regulation in contributing to sustainable development.
Developing Effective Institutional Structures: Policy experts examine the strength and weaknesses of global governance in tackling issues of sustainable development.
Challenging Behavioral Patterns and Perspectives: Social scientists examine various human behaviors and cultural perspectives as well as societiesí ability to modify behavior in order to achieve sustainable development.
Open to the public.
Geographical Scope: State