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Wetenschapsavond 2017

Wanneer 29-03-2017
van 19:00 tot 22:30
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The tenuous balance between conserving nature and advancing human welfare

Prof. Ruth DeFries

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, KU Leuven, 31 maart 2017
  • Professor Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York (2008 - ...)
  • Member National Academy of Sciences (USA) (since 2006)
  • PhD Dept. Geography & Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins Univ.
  • is a world leader in scientific research on sustainable development and the application of this research to policy
The 21st century is a time of unprecedented material prosperity for more people than any time in human history.  It is also a time of accelerating pressure on ecosystems to provide food, clean water, and other natural resources to satisfy needs and desires of an increasing middle class. The lecture will discuss examples from India and elsewhere of possible approaches to satisfy both society's material needs and the imperative to conserve nature. The lecture will discuss examples from India and elsewhere of possible approaches to satisfy both society's material needs and the imperative to conserve nature.

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