March 27th, 2013

“Environmentalism of the Poor vs. Environmentalism of the Rich”

Sunita Narain
Director General, The Centre for Science and Environment, Director, The Society for Environmental Communications, Publisher, Down to Earth magazine.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
COOR 170
(reception to follow)

In this age of extreme weather events and crippling water shortages it is time for the birth of a new environmentalism. Climate change is making the world populations, particularly the poor, more vulnerable. Globally, we are failing to reduce emissions at the scale and pace needed. Countries like India are failing to deal with the challenges of pollution and environmental degradation. It is now time to learn from the environmentalism of the poor how to reinvent growth that is affordable, sustainable, and inclusive.

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