March 27th, 2013

Water in Asia: Science, Values and Activism


March 27, 2013
8:30 to 4:00 pm
COOR 5536

The Center, with the support from Project Humanities, organized an international panel of scholars who presented their work on such issues as Mountains, River Valleys and Civilizations; Water as a Source of Life and as a Commodity; and Activism. The keynote lcture was delivered by Sunita Narain, the well-known Indian environmental activist, as part of a Wrigley Lecture co-sponsored by the Center for Asian Research and the Global Institute for Sustainability.

“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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