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Planetary Stewardship

Planetary and Societal Risks: why we need planetary stewardship,  8 March 2011, United Nations, New York. Presentation by Professor Sybil Seitzinger, Executive Director, International Geosphere-Biosphere Progamme.
Facts
Professor Sybil Seitzinger
8 March 2011
United Nations
New York

Links:
United Nations University Webcast
UN Rio+20 Prep Comm 2

Downloads:
Planetary Stewardship PresentationPowerpoint (powerpoint, 10.6 MB)

Professor Seitzinger's talk outlined:
  • Past boundaries in the Earth system
  • The "Great Acceleration" in the human enterprise since 1750 and in particular since the 1950
  • Planetary boundaries
  • Planetary stewardship
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