Wildlife Conservation: Conservation and the world in 2050
13 Oct 2009 – 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Conservation and the world in 2050 - a ZSL Science and Conservation Event.
What will the world look like in 2050? Many of the ecosystems on which humanity depends are already in deep trouble. World population is expected to pass nine billion by 2050, resulting in a 50% increase in demand for food, water, shelter and fuel compared with today. What will this mean for our environment, and how will people be affected by the projected decline in global biodiversity?
A series of three talks will focus on biodiversity trends in terrestrial and marine ecosystems leading up to 2050 and examine the implications for humanity, particularly those living in poverty.
This will be followed by a discussion with an invited panel of experts who will explain what is being done by government, industry, scientific and community leaders to prepare us for this future world, and outline the challenges that lie ahead for the health, security and energy sectors.
The talks will be followed by the '2050 Dinner', which will draw on a menu of ingredients that might form part of everyday diets in 40 years' time.
Jonathan Baillie - Conservation Programmes Director, Zoological Society of London;
Alex Rogers - Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London;
Brett House - Principal Advisor, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, and Senior Macroeconomist, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
James Arbib, Tellus Mater Foundation (Finance);Tobias Feakin, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (Defence); Ron Kopas, Sterecycle (Industry [waste management]); Tim Lang, City University (Agriculture); Hugh Montgomery, University College London (Health); Martin Palmer, The Alliance of Religions and Conservation (Religion)
Organised by Anisha Grover, Jonathan Baillie, Elizabeth Clark and Natasha Pauli, ZSL.
Please note that this event has already taken place.
This event in the 'Wildlife Conservation' series will begin at 6.00pm (doors from 5.00pm) and talks are scheduled to finish at 7.30pm; admission is free and open to everyone (no advance booking or registration required). This event will be held in the ZSL Meeting Rooms and seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis. A dinner with the speakers will follow this event and places must be booked in advance. Please download above dinner booking form for further information.
ZSL Science and Conservation Events: An essential part of ZSL's work is to communicate relevant, high-quality zoological and conservation science. The integrated ZSL Science and Conservation Events programme includes Symposia, and the new 'Wildlife Conservation' and 'Communicating Science' series. Topics cover a wide variety of zoological and conservation themes, and international experts present and discuss their research
Further Information: please contact Joy Hayward, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.