Planet Under Pressure 2012

Planet Under Pressure 2012
New Knowledge Towards Solutions
26-29 March 2012 * London, UK

Organised by the global-change programmes of the International Council for Science.

Register now for this major international conference focusing on solutions to the global sustainability challenge.

Early booking deadline: 20 January 2012

Register now to:

  • Hear from renowned plenary speakers in a comprehensive four-day programme on the state of the planet, global sustainability solutions and challenges, and planetary stewardship.
  • Gain an insight into the latest research – more than 3700 abstracts have been reviewed for inclusion in the Conference Sessions as oral and poster contributions.
  • Network with a wide variety of stakeholders at this important sustainability conference in the run-up to Rio+20

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

  • Bina Agarwal
    Delhi University, India
  • John Beddington
    UK Chief Scientific Advisor
  • Jeremy Bentham
    Shell International, UK
  • Irina Bokova
  • Lidia Brito
    UNESCO, France
  • Nigel Cameron
    Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, USA
  • Partha Dasgupta
    Chair of IHDP, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Sandra Diaz
    Córdoba National University, Argentina
  • Luisa Diogo
    Former Prime Minister, Mozambique
  • Henri Djombo
    Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Forestry, Republic of Congo
  • Rowan Douglas
    Willis Re UK
  • Margit Fisher
    First Lady of Austria
  • Gustavo Fonseca
    Global Environmental Facility, USA
  • Connie Hedegaard
    European Commissioner for Climate Action, Denmark
  • Maria Ivanova
    Global Environmental Governance Project, USA
  • Jill Jaeger
    Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Austria
  • Barbara Krumsiek
    CEO Calvert Group, USA
  • Diane Liverman
    University of Arizona, USA
  • Georgina Mace
    Imperial College London, UK
  • Daniëla Mariuzzo
    Rabobank International, Brazil
  • Oliver Morton
    The Economist
  • Henri Ossebi
    Minister of Science and Technology, Congo
  • Elinor Ostrom
    Nobel Laureate, University of Indiana, USA
  • Carlos Nobre
    Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil
  • Andrew Revkin
    New York Times
  • Johan Rockström
    Stockholm Environment Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden
  • Sybil Seitzinger
    International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Sweden
  • Mohammad Shabaz
    Higher Council for Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Mark Stafford-Smith
    CSIRO, Australia
  • Will Steffen
    Australian National University, Australia
  • Achim Steiner
    United Nations Environment Programme
  • Coleen Vogel
    Witwatersrand University, South Africa
  • Richard Wilkinson
    University of Nottingham and UCL, UK
  • Oran Young
    University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Participate: Networking opportunities in advance and at the conference

Planet under Pressure 2012 will provide a comprehensive update on the state of the planet. The conference will discuss solutions at all scales to move societies on to a sustainable pathway and will provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20.

The programme is designed to attract senior policymakers, industry leaders, NGOs, young scientists, the media, health specialists, and academics from many disciplines.

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An exhibition will run alongside the conference and a range of commercial sponsorship opportunities are available.


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