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March 25, 2010

The following schedule is for the webcast and the New York City event.
Beijing, New Delhi, London and Nairobi will participate in certain portions as indicated.

Tentative agenda. Check back for updates.

8:30 a.m. EDT

Video Introduction         

Welcome and Introduction by Event Hosts:

  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson
  • Matthew Bishop, American Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist

Introduction of Global Sites by Master of Ceremonies
Riz Khan, Host of "Riz Khan," Al Jazeera English


9:00 a.m. EDT

SESSION I:  CLIMATE CHANGE - What Would It Take to Complete the Climate Deal?

New York
Event Site Host
: The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Moderator: Matthew Bishop, American Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist

Panelists:

  • Wallace S. Broecker, Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
  • Mark Cane, G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences and Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
  • Johan Rockstršm, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centre


Beijing

Event Site Host
: Brookings Institution, Tshingua University 

Moderator: James Miles, China Correspondent, The Economist

Panelists
:

  • Jiang Kejun, Research Professor and Director, Energy Systems Analysis and Market Analysis Division, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission
  • Qi Ye, Professor of Environmental Policy and Management and Director of the Climate Policy Institute, Tsinghua University
  • Xiao Geng, Director, Brookings Tsinghua Center for Public Policy; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Xu Jintao, Professor of Natural Resource Economics; Head of the Environmental Economics Program in China, Peking University
  • Zha Daojiong, Professor of International Political Economy, School of International Studies, Peking University


New Delhi
Event Site Host
: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Moderator
Simon Cox, South Asia Business Correspondent, The Economist

Panelists:
  • P. Balaji, Vice President--Marketing and Strategy, Ericsson India
  • Nitin Desai, Former UN Under-Secretary-General; Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Devin Narang, Chairman and Managing Director, Freeplay Group
  • Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe)
  • Jagbir Singh, Group Chief Technical Officer--Mobility Networks, Bharti Airtel
  • Leena Srivastava, Executive Director (Operations), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)


Monaco

HSH Prince Albert II
of Monaco          

10:45 a.m. EDTBreak


11:10 a.m. EDT


SESSION II:  POVERTY - How Do We Achieve the Millennium Development Goals?


New York

Event Site Host
: The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Moderator: Matthew Bishop, American Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist

Panelists:

  • HRH Princess M‡xima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
  • Glenn Denning, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University
  • Upmanu Lall, Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, Columbia University
  • Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson


Nairobi
(Special Focus: Is Green Growth the Answer for Africa?)
Event Site Host
: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Moderator: Jonathan Ledgard, Africa Correspondent, The Economist

Panelists:

  • Mike Bushell, Principal Scientific Adviser, Syngenta International Research Centre
  • Craig Hosken, Country Manager, Ericsson Kenya
  • Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom
  • Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, Republic of Kenya
  • James Mwangi, Group Managing Director and CEO, Equity Bank
  • Sylvia Mwichuli, Africa Communications, UN Millennium Campaign
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); UN Under-Secretary-General 
12:15 p.m. EDTLunch: A brown bag lunch will be provided.
1:30 p.m. EDT

Keynote Address
President Felipe Calder—n Hinojosa, United Mexican States (speaking from Mexico City)


2:00 p.m. EDT

SESSION III:  ECONOMIC RECOVERY - What Does a Green Recovery Look Like?


New York

Event Site Host
: The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Moderator: Riz Khan, Host of "Riz Khan," Al Jazeera English

Panelists:

  • Sanjeev Chadha, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo India
  • Geoffrey Heal, Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility and Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University
  • Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President of New Listings and Capital Markets, NASDAQ
  • Peter Wierenga, Executive Vice President and CEO, Philips Research


London

Event Site Host: The Economist

Moderator: John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist

Panelists:

  • Lord John Browne of Madingley, Managing Director and Managing Partner (Europe), Riverstone Holdings
  • Douglas L. Gilstrap, Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy, Ericsson
  • Michael Jacobs, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change and Environment, United Kingdom
  • Sir David King, Director, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford
3:30 p.m. EDTBreak
3:55 p.m. EDTKeynote Address
Ban Ki-moon
, UN Secretary-General

4:30 p.m. EDT

SESSION IV:  INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS - How Can an International System Be Built to Deal With Transnational Issues?

New York
Event Site Host
: The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Moderator: Riz Khan, Host of "Riz Khan," Al Jazeera English

Panelists:

  • Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University
  • Matthew Bishop, American Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Ann Veneman, Executive Director, United Nations ChildrenÕs Fund (UNICEF)
5:15 p.m. EDT

Wrap-Up by Event Hosts:

  • Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson
  • Matthew Bishop, American Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • 5:30 p.m. EDTClose