DISCUSSION: Human Prosperity within Planetary Boundaries
Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
Washington, D.C., DC
Human Prosperity within Planetary Boundaries
House of Sweden, October 24
H.E. Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
Dr. Johan Rockström, Professor & Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre,
Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute
Dr. hc Mattias Klum, Photographer, Filmmaker & Goodwill Ambassador for IUCN
Cordially invite you to a luncheon event on the Human Quest
Please join us for an invitation-only high-level discussion for leaders in business, policy, science and civil society to explore how to meet the challenges of navigating an increasingly more prosperous world, that is approaching 9 billion people, who all have the right to energy, food and fresh water, without jeopardizing the planetary foundations for economic and human development.
The Human Quest – Prosperity within Planetary Boundaries, by Professor Johan Rockström and photographer and National Geographic fellow Mattias Klum, provides powerful evidence that a new human paradigm for development is both necessary and possible. By combining amazing imagery with cutting edge science, they tell a human story and provide a new vision for challenges and solutions for our future.
House of Sweden
2900 K Street, NW
12:00 - 2:00 pm
A buffet-style lunch will be served starting at 12:00 p.m.
Welcome remarks by
Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
Keynote remarks by
Johan Rockström, Professor in Global Sustainability and Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University
Mattias Klum, Photographer, filmmaker and National Geographic fellow
Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute
The Human Quest Initiative is a collaboration between Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm Environment
Institute, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics with support from The Swedish Postcode Lottery.
Partners: Stockholm Resilience Center, World Resources Institute and Tierra Grande