We all have a stake in the state of the planet and so we invite you to participate in this ongoing global conversation on sustainable development.

Join the conversation now by:

  1. Join the Global Conversation (Crowdhall)
  2. E-mail questions, comments, and suggestions to sop@ei.columbia.edu
  3. Tell us what you think about the future of sustainable development through social media
  4. Submit Videos

Global Conversation

This year we are excited to partner with CrowdHall to help guide the global conversation.

When you get to the site, you will see three halls:

  • Jeffrey D. Sachs: Ask the event to host questions regarding the future of sustainable development
  • Solutions: Offer your own solutions to Earth’s most pressing issues
  • Ask the Expert: Offer any questions you may have from climate change concerns to policy and research questions

E-mail Us

If you do not have an account with Facebook or Twitter, feel free to e-mail: sop@ei.columbia.edu and we will be able to post your thoughts for you.

The most shared questions and comments will be presented at the State of the Planet conference.

Social Media

You can also share your thoughts on:

Submit Video

Please submit brief video clips. The best ones may be highlighted at the conference or on this site. Some examples are:

  • Clips from the field
  • Challenges and opportunities in development work
  • Questions or comments for experts
  • examples of solutions

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

How to submit videos:

Please submit videos by

  • tagging them #SOP2012 on twitter or tout
  • Respond to our video on Youtube using a video response

The conference will have a live Webcast on