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Monday 26 March 2012
Day 1: State of the planet

09.00: Welcome from conference Chief Scientific Advisor
Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate 2009 Economic Sciences, University of Indiana, USA

Welcome from the hosts of the conference
Lord Martin Rees, Past President, the Royal Society, UK

Co-Chairs’ conference vision and statement
Lidia Brito, Director of Science Policy and Capacity Building, Natural Sciences, UNESCO and Mark Stafford Smith, Science Director, Climate Adaptation Flagship at CSIRO, Australia

United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit
Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Georgios Kostakos, Acting Deputy Executive Secretary, High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, United Nations

Planet under pressure UK youth voice project with support from the British Science Association, Research Councils UK, Sciencewise-ERC and The Royal Society

09.50: Drivers of global environmental change
Diana Liverman, Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, USA and co-chair Future Earth Transition Team

10.10: State of the Planet: biogeophysical and climate
Will Steffen, Executive Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute, Australian National University, Australia

10:28: ASTC Youth Film Scenarios: Global Energy Consumption

10.30: The Daily Planet

11.00: State of the planet: ecosystems
Sandra Diaz, Professor, Córdoba National University, Argentina

11.20: State of humanity: economic and political challenges
Anthony Giddens, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics, UK

11.40: Panel discussion: The planet in 2050
Panel Moderator: Nisha Pillai
Sir John Beddington, UK Chief Scientific Advisor
Carlos Joly, Biodiversity Senior Adviser, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation, Brazil
Martin Haigh, Senior Energy Advisor, Shell
Jill Jaeger, Senior Researcher, Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Austria
Rowan Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, Global Analytics, Willis Re, UK Youth representative

12:28: ASTC Youth Film Scenarios: Water and Coastal Management

12.30: The Daily Planet

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Tuesday 27 March 2012
Day 2: Options and Opportunities

08.30:Securing food and water for the world's poorest: time for innovative cooperation
Bina Agarwal, Director and Prof. of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, India

08.45: Green economic development
Yvo de Boer, Special Global Advisor, Climate Change and Sustainability, KPMG,The Netherlands and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

09.00: Planetary stewardship: risks, obstacles and opportunities
Georgina Mace, Professor, Imperial College London, UK

09.15: Panel discussion: Innovative solutions for a planet under pressure
Rich Black, BBC, Moderator
Nigel Cameron, President, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, USA
Coleen Vogel, Independent scholar, South Africa
Mohammad Shahbaz, Advisor to the National Centre for Research and Development, Higher Council for Science and Technology, Jordan
Priya Shyamsundar, Program Director of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics
Youth representative Pamela Collins, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

09:28: ASTC Youth Film Scenarios: Water and Coastal Management

10.00: The Daily Planet

10:30: Land-use change, ecosystem services and wellbeing: threats, conflicts opportunities and the science-policy interface

12.30: The Daily Planet

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Wednesday 28 March 2012
Day 3: Challenges to Progress

08.30:Societal equality and global sustainability
Richard Wilkinson, Professor, University of Nottingham and University College London, UK

08.45: Equity and development in the 21st century
Mamphela Ramphele, Executive Chair, Circle Capital Ventures, South Africa and former director, World Bank

09.00: Global governance 2.0: planetary stewardship
Laurence Tubiana, Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations, France

09.15: Panel discussion: governance 2.0
Andrew Revkin, NY Times, Moderator
Oran Young, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Gustavo Fonseca, Head of Natural Resources, Global Environment Facility, USA
Daniëla Mariuzzo, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Rabobank International, Brazil
Warren Evans, Senior Adviser, Sustainable Development, World Bank
Yannick Glemarec, Director of Environment Finance at UNDP
Angela Cropper, Special Advisor to the Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
Youth Representative: Vasna Ramasar Doctoral student, LUCSUS

9:28: ASTC Youth Film Scenarios: Exploring our Local Water Issues

10.00: The Daily Planet

10.30: Adapting to climate change

12.00: The Daily Planet

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Thursday 29 March 2012
Day 4: Planetary Stewardship

09.00: High-level welcome - Irina Bokova Director General of UNESCO

09.15: Conference Statement
Lidia Brito, Director of Science Policy, UNESCO and
Mark Stafford-Smith, CSIRO, Australia

09.27: U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Video Address
09.30:Towards planetary stewardship: the nature of the challenge
Sybil Seitzinger, Executive Director, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Sweden

09:50: Interconnected risks and solutions: policy recommendations
Lidia Brito, Director of Science Policy, UNESCO and Frank Biermann, Chair, Earth System Governance Project (ESG)
10.00: David Willetts UK Minister for Universities and Science
10.10: Future Earth and a new contract between science and society
Johan Rockström, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden and co-chair of Future Earth Transition Team

10.30: Margit Fischer, President, Austrian Science Center Network; First Lady of Austria

10.40: High-level responses from policy, major groups and society
Nisha Pillai, Moderator
Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Coordinator of Rio+20 and former Minister for Energy and Environment of Barbados
Colin Drummond, CEO, Viridor and Chairman LWEC Business Advisory Boar
Felix Dodds, Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future
Margit Fischer, President, Austrian Science Center Network, First Lady of Austria
Johan Rockström, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden and co-chair of Future Earth Transition Team

10 13: ASTC Youth Film Scenarios: Exploring our Local Water Issues

11.15: The Daily Planet

11.45: Reducing economic disparity
Richard Norgaard, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

12.00: Creating sustainable cities
Shobhakar Dhakal, Executive Director, Global Carbon Project, Japan

12.15: Panel discussion: delivering governance for global sustainability across scales
Oliver Morton, The Economist, Moderator
Carlos dos Santos High Commissioner of Mozambique to UK
Maria Ivanova, Director, Global Environmental Governance Project, U. of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor, European Commission
Patricia Pinho, Research Scientist, Centre for Earth System Science, INPE

ASTC Youth Film Scenarios: Water and Coastal Management

13.00: The Daily Planet

16.45: Bridges to the future
Lidia Brito, Director of Science Policy, UNESCO and Mark Stafford-Smith, CSIRO, Australia

16.55: Pamela Collins, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne presenting the Young Scientist/Youth Declaration

17.00 Bo Kjellén Chair of the 1992 Earth Summit Preparatory Committee; (Working Group One), Stockholmm presenting the Board of Patrons Response to the Conference Declaration

17.05 Carlos Nobre, Former Chair, IGBP and Senior Scientist, Brazilian National Space Research Institute


Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director General and Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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