Sunday, March 11, 2012

Planet Under Pressure: New Knowledge Towards Solutions

Planet Under Pressure takes place on March 26-29 in London, UK. The event is a major international conference focusing on solutions to the global sustainability challenge. The 2012 international Planet Under Pressure conference will provide a comprehensive update of the pressure planet Earth is now under. The conference will discuss solutions at all scales to move societies on to a sustainable pathway. It will provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20.

To achieve the conference aims, global sustainability scientists must work in partnership with decision-makers in policy, development, business and the wider non-government sector to manage the pressures and move societies to a sustainable pathway.

This conference will draw together a wide range of stakeholders from international global change communities, policy, development, finance, business and the wider non-government sector.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please ask someone at the PUP conference to comment on the 'global predicament' posed humanity on our watch by the unbridled growth worldwide of distinctly human overproduction, overconsumption and overpopulation activities we can see overspreading the surface of Earth. What Andy Revkin describes as "humanity's growth spurt" appears to minimize, even trivialize, a grave situation that is becoming harder and harder to acknowledge, address and overcome because human global overgrowth activities are overwhelming the finite physical resources and frangible ecology of the celestial orb we call our planetary home. The colossal presence of humankind on Earth in our time is much more formidable and fearsome than some sort of adolescent growth spurt. To describe the explosion of absolute global population numbers in such terms is jejeune and represents a subtle form of denial of what primarily threatens future human well being and environmental health.

Thank you,

Steve Salmony

Steven Earl Salmony

Chapel Hill, NC