A Call to Action
As we face a growing number of environmental challenges, we believe that the solutions will come from partnerships between public, private and academic sectors. On April 25th, at the Low Memorial Library at Columbia University we will bring together experts, thought leaders and practitioners from those sectors to discuss some of the most relevant questions. Featuring leaders from: BUNGE Limited, Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP among others.
With the collaboration of the Energy and Environment Concentration and The Applied Science Concentration at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), the Student Groups SIPA Evironmental Coalition, SIPA FOOD, and students from The Earth Institute and SIPA, the Columbia University students and faculty are making a call to explore major challenges and to recognize innovative efforts that incorporate environmental considerations into development, poverty reduction and what is being coined as the future “green” economy.
As Rio+20 “the Future We Want” event approaches, we invite you all to participate and help us reach those answers together.
Learn about some of our featured speakers:
Keynote: Mr. Brice Lalonde
Executive Coordinator for Rio+ 20
Mr. Brice Lalonde was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as Executive Coordinator for Rio+ 20 in 1 January 2011. Prior to this, he served as French Ambassador for climate change negotiations of France, French Minister for the Environment, Chairman of the Round Table for Sustainable Development at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Senior Adviser for the Environment to the French Government. In addition, he held the position of Director of the Paris office of the Institute for a European Environment Policy. Mr. Lalonde graduated from the Sorbonne University with a degree in classics and law
Managing Director, Global Government and Corporate Affairs, Bunge Limited
Mr. Hausmann is Managing Director, Global Government and Corporate Affairs for Bunge Limited. He coordinates Bunge’s government affairs, corporate sustainability and community relations on a global level. Previously, he was CEO of Bunge North America, CEO of Bunge Europe and CEO of Cereol S.A. before its acquisition by Bunge in 2002. He started his agribusiness career at Continental Grain, where he served in leadership roles in North America, South America, Africa and Europe. Mr. Hausmann is a past president of Fediol, the European association of oilseed crushers. He received a B.S. in business from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the INSEAD.
Banner Photo by Trey Ratcliff
Earth Photo by NASA
Logo: Diana Sierra
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Wednesday April 25,
Summit: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Low Memorial Library
435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027