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Published: September 3, 2012

Earth Institute director Jeffrey Sachs seminar streamed live

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On 4 September, economist Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York will give a seminar in Stockholm on the Sustainable Development Goals. The seminar, part of the Stockholm Seminar series sponsored by IGBP, will be streamed live.

SEMINAR: 4 Septemeber, 8:30-10.00am STOCKHOLM

Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute

Live stream: http://www.stockholmresilience.org/sachs

A significant outcomes from the recent Rio+20 Summit was the agreement to develop the Sustainable Development Goals, a new set of goals to succeed the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was given the mandate to initiate the appropriate work to support this process. He announced a high-level panel on the post 2015-agenda, led by Indonesia, Liberia and the UK.

The UN Secretary-General also announced the launch of a Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The network, which will be led by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, consists of research centres, universities and technical institutions to "help find solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental, social and economic problems."

In a seminar on 4 September 2012, Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, will discuss the outcomes of the Rio+20 conference, particularly the formulation of sustainable development goals. Professor Sachs will reflect on the Rio+20 conference and present the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

The presentation will be followed by a panel debate with leading figures involved in the creation of sustainable development goals.

Seminar address:  Skandiabiografen, Drottninggatan 82, Stockholm.

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