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Monday April 13, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Gaelle Gourmelon 
Worldwatch Institute 

State of the World 2015 Symposium Video Livestream 

Please join the Worldwatch Institute for the release of its latest edition of the annual publication State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, on Monday, April 13, in Washington, D.C. Reception to follow. Did you mean to register attend the event in DC? Register here instead!

Speakers include:

  • Michael Renner and Tom Prugh, Project Co-directors.
  • Gary Gardner, senior fellow and Director of Publications at the Worldwatch Institute.
  • Nathan John Hagens, former hedge fund manager who teaches human ecology at the University of Minnesota; co-founder and director of the Bottleneck Foundation, and lead editor of theoildrum.com.
  • Peter A. Victor, Professor in Environmental Studies at York University.
  • Catherine Machalaba,  EcoHealth Alliance Program Coordinator for Health and Policy.

Book Summary: We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Deeper issues include food insecurity, financial assets drained of value by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin. These and other problems are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system.

In State of the World 2015, the flagship publication of The Worldwatch Institute, experts explore hidden threats to sustainability and how to address them. Eight key issues are addressed in depth, along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks. With the latest edition of State of The World, the authorities at Worldwatch bring to light challenges we can no longer afford to ignore.

Please email Gaelle Gourmelon at ggourmelon@worldwatch.org if you have any questions.