Global Grand Challenges Summit 2013: Sustainability

12 March 2013

Climate change and the impact of population growth on resources are the greatest risks to mankind’s existence, yet efforts to mitigate these risks have been partial and haphazard. There is still no consensus on how sustainable development can be reconciled with strong growth in emerging and developing economies that is lifting billions out of poverty. This session asks whether a global systems approach to engineering innovation can bolster political efforts to reconcile economic growth with environmental sustainability. It brings together senior speakers who are deeply engaged in promoting sustainable futures: from encouraging sustainable growth in the developing world to investigating revolutionary future energy technologies; from reducing the carbon footprint of a major energy company, to demonstrating how small lifestyle changes can have massive environmental impacts. 

 

Keywords: Climate Change, Sustainability, Development, Africa, Environment, growth, gas, energy, Professor Calestous Juma, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Allard Castelein, Professor John Loughhead, Jim Al-Khalili, Global Grand Challenges Summit, GGCS2013

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