The World Resources Institute (WRI) will hold a briefing on critical environmental issues and trends journalists should look for in 2008.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
(Continental breakfast will be served)
National Press Club, Zenger Room
529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20045
(Metro: Red, Orange and Blue Lines to Metro Center)
Jonathan Lash, president, World Resources Institute
Dr. Jonathan Pershing, director, Climate and Energy Program, WRI
How will climate change play in the presidential election? How will the international and domestic politics of climate interact? What’s new in climate science since the IPCC report went to press a year ago? What will be the trends in green investments? What directions will China and other major developing countries take in balancing their environmental health with their expanding economies?
These – and other critical issues for 2008 – will be covered by Lash and Pershing, who will both be fresh back from the Bali climate conference.
Some of the trends discussed a year ago witnessed significant developments in 2007. They included: the prospects for federal legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions, biofuels and the agriculture bill, fast-moving developments in climate science and technology, and prospects for international action on climate change.
WRI President Jonathan Lash has served as co-chair of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development and was Vermont’s Commissioner of Environmental Conservation. He serves on numerous environmental committees. He was recently named to a list of “top 100 people in business ethics” by Ethisphere Magazine and has been named a “climate hero” by Rolling Stone magazine.
The World Resources Institute (www.wri.org) is an independent, non-partisan and nonprofit organization with a staff of more than 100 scientists, economists, policy experts, business analysts, statistical analysts, mapmakers, and communicators developing and promoting practical solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives.
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