Program

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8:00 AM Registration Opens
9:00 AM Opening and Announcements Laura Trevelyan, Anchor, BBC World News
9:10 AM Welcome
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
9:30 AM Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson (via video conference)
9:40 AM Keynote: A Look at the Global Development Agenda Post 2015
Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Live student commentary from around the world on the Post-2015 Global Development Agenda

10:10 AM Sustainable Development Goals: Panel Discussion

Moderator: Laura Trevelyan


Panelists:

Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General on Post 2015 Development Planning
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (via video conference)
Jeffrey D. Sachs
10:50 AM Break
11:00 AM Educating Sustainable Development Practitioners
Glenn Denning
, Director, Center on Global Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Live student commentary from around the world on the Post-2015 Global Development Agenda

11:20 PM Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (via video conference)

Live student commentary from around the world on the Post-2015 Global Development Agenda

11:40 AM Impacts of Climate Change: Rolling the Dice on the World’s Future

Moderator:
Sree Srinivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Columbia University

Panelists:
James Hansen, Director, NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), The Earth Institute, Columbia University

12:30 PM Solutions for a Sustainable Future: Shared Solar
Vijay Modi
, Director, Modi Research Group, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University

Message from Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Royal Hashemite Court, Amman-Jordan (video)
12:50 PM Closing Remarks
Jeffrey Sachs