Planet Under Pressure: new knowledge towards solutions (PUP2012)

Venue: EXCEL Centre London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Mar 26, 2012 End Date/Time: Mar 29, 2012
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The global scientific community must deliver to society the knowledge necessary to assess the risks humanity is facing from global change. It must provide knowledge of how society can effectively mitigate dangerous changes and cope with changes we cannot manage.

Based on the latest scientific evidence, the London Planet Under Pressure conference will provide a comprehensive update of our knowledge of the Earth system and the pressure our planet is now under. The London conference will focus the scientific community’s and the wider world’s attention on climate, ecological degradation, human well-being, planetary thresholds, food security, energy, governance across scales and poverty alleviation.

The conference will discuss solutions, at all scales, to move societies on to a sustainable pathway. It will provide scientific leadership for the UN conference on sustainable development, Rio +20, also in 2012.

Guiding the direction for the conference is the International Council for Science’s five grand challenges for global sustainability research: observations, forecasting, thresholds, governance and economic requirements, and innovation (technological, political and societal). The conference will also support international assessment processes, for example the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the new biodiversity assessment, plus the Millennium Development Goals.

The programme will be designed to attract senior policymakers, industry leaders, NGOs, young scientists, the media, health specialists, and academics from many disciplines.
A new vision for trans-disciplinary research
The London conference will act as a platform to strengthen and enlarge the global-change research community and mark a move to a new vision for global-change research. The vision is for a conference that connects leading social and natural scientists, to create a new understanding and environment for tackling global sustainability challenges.


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Additional Information

The conference organisers have set a target of attracting 40% of delegates from developing nations. The conference aims to attract 2500 delegates.