Rio+20: Hopes and Challenges for a Sustainable Future
Join us for a conversation with Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, PhD
former environmental economist at the World Bank
THE TOPICS DEBATED IN RELATION TO THE CONFERENCE ARE
Climate change | Green economy | Water scarcity | Food security | Population | Institutional frameworks
7 December 2011 (Wednesday)
12pm to 1:15pm
1 East Jackson,
11th floor, next to cafeteria
This is a brown-bag lecture – you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Dr. Alfredo Sfeir-Younis will discuss the upcoming international Rio+20 Conference at Rio de Janeiro, 20 to 22 June 2012. He will map out the plans, hopes and challenges facing governments, NGOs, youth, universities and the world’s people. And, he will present his “lessons learned” from 29 years at the World Bank, having traveled the world dealing with issues of poverty, food security, the green economy, sustainability, etc.
The event is coordinated by Prof. Patricia Zzczerba, United Nations Coordinator for DePaul University's School for New Learning and Dr. Marco Tavanti, Associate Professor School of Public Service