Strong Nordic Delegation at “State of the Planet” 2008

27.03.2008
Six Norwegians and one Swede are among the speakers at the State of the Planet Conference in New York 27–28 March 2008. The Nordic delegation comprises representatives from the research communities, the industry and the political arena.
The conference is organized by Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York and The Economist. 30 international researchers, politicians and influential experts representing international organisations and private business will discuss topical issues such as “How do we cope with the melting Arctic and its increasing effect on the living earth?”; “How do we fight poverty as populations in the poorest countries continue to expand?”; “What new practical energy solutions exist that will preserve the environment and stem climate change?”

–This is one of the really great gatherings, says Jan Egeland, Special Assistant to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. – It aims to x-ray the world and its development at present.

The Nordic speakers at the conference are: Jan Egeland; Grete K. Hovelsrud, Senior Research Fellow, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Norway; from the University of Bergen: Eystein Jansen and Ken Drinkwater; Erik Reinert, Chairman, The Other Canon Foundation, Norway and professor of Technology Governance and Development Strategies, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway and Carl-Henric Svanberg, President and CEO, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson.


Read more about the conference and see the agenda at the conference website.




(Aftenposten/ state of the planet)

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