Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tällberg Forum 2008

On June 26, 2008 the Tällberg Forum will gather thinkers and leaders from seventy nations for four days of conversations and workshops related to the opportunities and challenges of global interdependence. Tällberg conversations have increasingly focused on the systems problems emerging from the growing imbalance between nature and human activity. Can we design, govern and manage the sustainable interaction between natural systems and the systems of human activity? Can we negotiate among ourselves the resolution of the planetary crisis? Can we find better ways to integrate the work of governments and institutions with the actions of other actors from civil society, business, finance, philanthropy or technology when tackling sustainability? The Forum will explore boundary conditions, prioritize “counter-tipping points” and generate concrete ideas and proposals for policy, strategy and institutional development that work in the interests of the whole.

The live web stream opens tomorrow (June 26) at 15:00 CET from HERE. All sessions are going to be streamed over the net. The participants include:

James E Hansen, Director, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA, USA, Diana Liverman, Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Johan Rockström, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden (moderator), Will Steffen, Professor, Australian National University, Australia, Tariq Banuri, Senior Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Asia office, Thailand, Ismail Serageldin, Director, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Egypt, Anders Wijkman, Member of the European Parliament, Elisabeth Salander Björklund, Executive Vice President, StoraEnso, Sweden, Ruud Lubbers, Chairman, Supervisory Board of The Netherlands Energy Research Center (ECN), The Netherlands and Chair, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, United Kingdom, Lailai Li, Director, Institute of Environment and Development, China, and young leaders and Kofi Annan, President, Global Humanitarian Forum, Geneva and former Secretary-General, United Nations, New York.

The remaining days (26th to 29th June) of the Forum read like a who's who from the areas of environmental change, activism, philosophy, ecology, public policy, archival and education. The entire program can be downloaded HERE.

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