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Planet Under Pressure

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Planet Under Pressure

  1. 1. www.planetunderpressure2012.net
  2. 2. <ul><li>Major international conference focussing on solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Launch a new COMPACT between Science and Society </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>From 1992 to 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Setting Rio+20 in a new context – key messages </li></ul><ul><li>We are now a prime driver of change at the planetary level – the Anthropocene </li></ul><ul><li>Humanity is driving the Earth system towards dangerous thresholds </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions exist, but time is the natural resource in shortest supply </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>A “ State of the Planet ” assessment for Rio+20 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Narrative
  6. 6. <ul><li>The conference </li></ul><ul><li>2500 participants </li></ul><ul><li>40% from developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>4 Days </li></ul><ul><li>Day 4: High-Level Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Demand exceeding expectations: 450+ session proposals </li></ul><ul><li>100+ selected </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Who is it for? </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>London </li></ul><ul><li>Global political, economic and media hub </li></ul><ul><li>Capital city </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Society host </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Theme A </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting global needs </li></ul><ul><li>food, energy, water and other ecosystem services </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Theme B </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming our way of living </li></ul><ul><li>development pathways under global environmental change </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Theme C </li></ul><ul><li>Governing across scales </li></ul><ul><li>innovative stewardship of the Earth system </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Conference sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Governing the global commons </li></ul><ul><li>State of world’s cities </li></ul><ul><li>Food security </li></ul><ul><li>Tipping points </li></ul><ul><li>People and planet </li></ul><ul><li>Geoengineering </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrogen management </li></ul><ul><li>…… + special events </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>ExCeL Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted 2009 G20 meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Strong sustainability policy </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access to centre of London </li></ul><ul><li>Many hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Visitor attractions </li></ul><ul><li>Next to Thames Barrier </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Chief Scientific Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Elinor Ostrom </li></ul><ul><li>Nobel Laureate Economics </li></ul><ul><li>University of Indiana </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise: managing common resources </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Co-chair </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Lidia Brito </li></ul><ul><li>Science-Policy Director, UNESCO </li></ul><ul><li>Former Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Mozambique </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Co-chair </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Mark Stafford-Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Director, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship </li></ul><ul><li>Former Vice Chair, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Scientific organizing committee </li></ul><ul><li>Science (Natural and Social) </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance industry </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations Rio +20 (Felix Dodds pictured) </li></ul><ul><li>International Council for Science </li></ul><ul><li>International development </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>World Trade Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Meterological Oranization </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Board of patrons </li></ul><ul><li>UK Chief Scientific Advisor (John Beddington, pictured) </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Alcamo, Chief Scientist of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) </li></ul><ul><li>JJ Irani, Former Managing Director, Tata Steel, India </li></ul><ul><li>Jan-Eric Sundgren, Volvo, Senior Vice President </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Board of patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment, India </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Watson Defra Chief Scientific Advisor, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Julia Marton-Lefèvre, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) </li></ul><ul><li>++ </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Plenary speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Richard Wilkinson, Social epidemiology, author of the spirit level (pictured) </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Oran Young, international governance, former chair IHDP </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Will Steffen, Executive Director Climate Change Institute, Australia National University </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Plenary speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action (pictured) </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Sybil Seitzinger, Director, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Achim Steiner, Director United Nations Environment Programme </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><li>UN’s Rio+20 </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Ban Ki-moon’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>9 policy briefs </li></ul><ul><li>Planet Under Pressure Seminars in National Science Academies </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>24 hour Planet Under Pressure events in science and technology centers around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Press conferences, editorials, TV </li></ul><ul><li>Media hub, online streaming </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Plenary space for young scientists and schoolchildren </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with Rio+20 Voice of Young People </li></ul><ul><li>UK developing youth strategy alongside international efforts </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Data Visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Engage a technology partner – Google? </li></ul><ul><li>Commission data visualizations </li></ul><ul><li>Bring data visualization experts to conference </li></ul><ul><li>Assign data visualization people to sessions </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Press releases </li></ul><ul><li>Daily press conference </li></ul><ul><li>Media workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Fund developing country journalists </li></ul><ul><li>Media-related parallel sessions: social tipping points </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion at the 2011 World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha (ICSU grant) </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory committee including Fred Pearce (Guardian), Andy Revkin (New York Times), Richard Black (BBC), Science Media Center </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Planetary Stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Stockholm workshop, June 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>3 days </li></ul><ul><li>30 leading scientists develop “Planetary Stewardship” concept for Planet Under Pressure conference </li></ul>
  29. 29. www.planetunderpressure2012.net
  30. 30. www.planetunderpressure2012.net

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