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Monday, March 29, 2004
Capturing the State of the Planet: A Public Forum

 Video - Selected Highlights (08:05)
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Conference Moderator: John C. Mutter, [Bio] Deputy Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University


Welcome
Jeffrey D. Sachs, [Bio] Director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals
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"Earth's Chronic Disease"
Wallace Broecker,
[Bio] Winner of the National Medal of Science, Newberry
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont Doherty Earth
Observatory, Columbia University
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Session One

"Biodiversity and Earth’s Environment"
Edward O. Wilson, [Bio] Winner of the National Medal of Science and the Pulitzer Prize in Literature, Pellegrino University Professor, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
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Session Two

"Earth EKG: Expanding Knowledge of the Globe"
Retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad Lautenbacher, [Bio] Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator
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Session Three

"Global Health-Is a Rational Future Even Possible?"
Dr. William Foege, [Bio] Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health, Emory University
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Session Four

"Signs and Politics of Climate Change Implications for Poverty Alleviation and Development"
Robert Watson, [Bio] Chief Scientist, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network, The World Bank
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Session Five

"Ending Hunger in Africa: What Needs to be Done"
Pedro Sanchez, [Bio] Director of Tropical Agriculture, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
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Session Six

"Back to the Future: The Great Climate Experiment"
Daniel Schrag, [Bio] Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Director, Laboratory for Geochemical Oceanography, Harvard University
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Session Seven

"A Human Rights Approach Adds Value"
Mary Robinson, [Bio] Executive Director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative, former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Closing Remarks
Jeffrey D. Sachs, [Bio] Director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals
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Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Interventions for Sustainable Development
A working session for scientist, by invitation

Conference Moderator: John C. Mutter, [Bio] Deputy Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University


ENERGY
What energy strategies could poor countries implement to achieve desperately needed economic growth while avoiding the negative impacts on climate and ecology associated with fossil fuels?
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FOOD
What action is needed to ensure that fisheries remain viable, agriculture meets the needs of the world’s hungry and ecosystem loss does not threaten Earth’s ability to feed its population?
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WATER
Looking for innovative solutions to an urgent problem central to life in the 21st century.
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HEALTH
What is the state of the world's health systems and what actions are needed to address the world’s preventable diseases, emerging diseases and problems that disproportionately affect the health of the world’s poor?
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"Mobilizing the Sciences to Fight Global Poverty"
Closing remarks by Jeffrey Sachs

 Video - Closing Remarks (07:52)
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