Video and Audio of the Proceedings

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Welcome

John C. Mutter, Deputy Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University; Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University; Chair, State of the Planet Conference Steering Committee

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Opening Remarks

Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University


Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Columbia University; Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

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SESSION ONE: RESEARCH AND INGENUITY

Moderator: Darcy B. Kelley
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biological Sciences, Columbia University; Chair, Frontiers of Science, Columbia College

Ismail Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria in Egypt

Dato Lee Yee-Cheong, President, World Federation of Engineering Organisations 2003-05; Co-Coordinator, UN Millennium Project "Science, Technology and Innovation" Task Force; Senior Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia

Tim Palmer, Head of Probability Forecast Division, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast

Steven E. Koonin, Chief Scientist, BP p.l.c.

Frank Rijsberman, Director General, International Water Management Institute

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Keynote Speaker

Reforming the UN System to Help Meet the MDGs

Mark Malloch Brown, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General, United Nations

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SESSION TWO: DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES

Moderator: Albert Fishlow
Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Director, Institute for Latin American Studies, Columbia University

Carol Bellamy, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Learning; Former Executive Director, UNICEF

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and Resources Institute; Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Eric V. Schaeffer, Director, Environmental Integrity Project

Georg Kell, Executive Head, United Nations Global Compact

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Keynote Speaker

Changing Values for a Sustainable World

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

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Day 1 Closing Remarks

Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Keynote Speaker

Managing Risk in an Uncertain Climate: A Reinsurer’s Perspective

John Coomber, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Re Group

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SESSION THREE: TAPPING INTO MARKET FORCES AND THE ECONOMY

Moderator: David Nissen
Director, Program in International Energy Management and Policy at the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy, Professor in Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Abby Joseph Cohen, Partner and Chief U.S. Investment Strategist,
Goldman, Sachs & Co

Joseph Romm, Executive Director, Center for Energy and Climate Solutions

Stuart L. Hart, Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Professor of Management, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

David J. Refkin, Director of Sustainable Development, Time Inc.

Amy Davidsen, Director of Environmental Affairs, JPMorgan Chase

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SESSION FOUR: CHALLENGING BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS AND PERSPECTIVES

Moderator: Roberta G. Balstad
Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Joel E. Cohen, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations, Rockefeller University; Professor of Populations, Columbia University; Head of the Laboratory of Populations, The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Rockefeller University

Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge; Fellow of St. John's College

Johan Rockström, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

Parker Mitchell, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Engineers Without Borders, Canada

Andrew Dobson, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

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SUMMATION: IS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FEASIBLE?

Moderator: John Rennie
Editor in Chief, Scientific American

Joel E. Cohen

Abby Joseph Cohen

Sir Partha Dasgupta

Nicholas D. Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times

Rajendra K. Pachauri

Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Conference Closing Remarks

Jeffrey D. Sachs

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