Hope everyone had a great Earth Day yesterday! Here’s what I am planning to attend this week. If anyone has any additional events that they would like to share – this week or next – please feel free to comment.
Fri April 27
I lived and worked in Brazil for several months. It is country near and dear to my heart. Moreover, in June of this year, the country will be hosting nations from the world over with a single – albeit broad – topic in mind. Sustainability. UCSD’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies is hosting a lecture on this critical event.
How Can Rio+20 Generate Tangible Results Toward Environmental Sustainability and Human Development?
“The amazing speaker for this event is Jacques Marcovitch. Founded on the outcomes of the Human Development Index, Jacques proposes to focus on a multilateral agreement to reach a globally accepted Environmental Sustainability Index. He highlights major environmental changes and advocates maintaining distinct approaches to measure human development & environmental sustainability.”
His impressive professional history: former president, University of São Paulo; current Professor of Strategy and International Affairs at the University of São Paulo; board member at the International Relations and Development Studies Institute (Geneva); member, the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Latin America and the World Economic Forum; management board member, Sustainable Amazon Foundation.