September 13, 2010
New York University’s Educating for Sustainability lecture series presents Dr. Rosina Bierbaum’s lecture, “The Changing Climate for Development,” on Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, at NYU’s Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center, 50 West 4th Street, New York, NY. The event, part of Climate Week NY°C, is free and open to the public; please RSVP at: http://www.nyu.edu/rsvp/event.php?e_id=2903
Based upon Bierbaum’s involvement with the September 2009 World Bank’s World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change, as co-director, her talk will explore the linkages between climate change and the world’s enormous development challenges. Bierbaum argues that developing countries can shift to lower-carbon paths while promoting development and reducing poverty, but this depends on financial and technical assistance from high-income countries. High-income countries also need to act quickly to reduce their carbon footprints and boost development of alternative energy sources to help tackle the problem of climate change.
Bierbaum’s talk is part of Climate Week NY°C, a global forum to mobilize an international public-private response to climate change held September 20-26, 2010. For more details on Climate Week NY°C please visit www.climateweeknyc.org.
The Educating for Sustainability lecture series is cosponsored by the NYU Sustainability Task Force and the NYU Environmental Studies Program.
About Dr. Bierbaum: In October 2001, Rosina Bierbaum became Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. Previously, she served in environmental science policy leadership positions in both the legislative and executive branches of United States government, culminating as director of the Environment Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, a Senate-confirmed position. In April 2008, Dr. Bierbaum was selected by the World Bank to co-direct the World Development Report 2010. Dr. Bierbaum received her B.S. in Biology and B.A. in English from Boston College, and earned her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
NYU’s Sustainability Task Force is an advisory body composed of students, faculty, administrators, and staff, who develop recommendations for new policies and practices that advance NYU’s long-term future as a sustainable university. For more information on the Sustainability Task Force, please go to http://www.nyu.edu/sustainability
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