human settlement

human settlement

Goal: Ensure Sustainability: Preserving the Earth's Biodiversity & Physiology

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Patterns of economic growth, population migration and human settlement will place new pressures on nature's resources. Degradation, bio-diversity loss and climate change are both a cause and a consequence of change. If unchecked, deforestation, soil and water depletion and fossil fuel emissions can have devastating effects, often disproportionally impacting those least responsible, and least able to adapt or respond. As nations set global goals, few can afford to wait for policy action. This panel will focus on citizen solutions that steward and replenish natural resources, incentivize preventive action and finance remediation. Ingenuity Speakers: Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang, Artists, One Plastic Beach, A Sustainable Art Collection Remarks by Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development Discussion: Sandy Andelman, Chief Scientist, Conservation International Carol Larson, President and CEO, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Walter Vergara, Division Chief, Climate Change and Sustainability, Inter-American Development Bank [Moderator] Larry Brilliant, President and CEO, Skoll Global Threats Fund - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/gpf-2014/agenda/#sthash.T674TV2Z.dpuf