Sunday, December 2, 2012

Events: Brazil institute --- The World at 7 Billion: Building a Sustainable Future

The World at 7 Billion: Building a Sustainable Future

December 05, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

As the world population surpasses seven billion people, governments and societies must help a growing population cope with limited natural resources and a rapidly changing global climate. What are the implications for both overcoming poverty and retaining biodiversity in the context of climate change-driven scarcity? What are the roles of diverse sectors in negotiating trade-offs to ensure equitable and sustainable outcomes? Can we help societies progressing through the demographic transition, with an eye towards how population factors affect states’ stability, their output, and our shared global future?
On December 5, the final 2012 installment of the Managing Our Planet series will convene a panel to discuss planetary demographic trends and their implications for ecological management at international and global scales. 
The “Managing Our Planet” seminar series is developed jointly by George Mason University, the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Brazil Institute. It is based on the premise that the impacts of humanity on the environment (including natural resources) are at a planetary scale. The seminar addresses planetary scale problems and solutions.

Please RSVP (acceptances only) with name and affiliation to

Photo Courtesy of "there and back again..."
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • President and CEO, Population Action International
  • Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor, George Mason University
  • Population-Health-Environment Technical Advisor, USAID

  • Biodiversity Chair, H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Global Health Initiative

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