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United Nations created ‘Planet Earth Institute’ to hold first annual conference in London 5-6th July 2011

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Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Deadline 05/07/2011
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United Nations created ‘Planet Earth Institute’ to hold first annual conference in London 5-6th July 2011

DETAILS:                   The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) will be holding their first ever two-day conference in London, bringing together top-level scientists from Africa, Asia and Latin America, alongside senior figures from the UN, Governments and leaders in sustainable development from the private sector.

These meetings will reflect on the preliminary results of PEI projects in Latin America and Africa, before announcing the agreed core agenda and programmes for the year 2011-2012.

The core topics covered will be:

-          How to achieve genuine ‘South-South’ collaboration for development;

-          How the “green economy” can drive the eradication of poverty;

-          What role the private sector can play in attaining genuine sustainable development.


ABOUT:                      The PEI is a sustainable development charity, created by the United Nations to bring together private business and international institutions to run a series of long-term, science, research and capacity building projects, focusing in Latin America and Africa.


DATE:                         Tuesday 5th July – Wednesday 6th July 2011


LOCATION:                The Dorchester Hotel, London


INTERVIEWS:           During the two-days, there will be the opportunity to speak to:


            Mr Alvaro Sobrinho: Chairman of the Planet Earth Institute & the President (and Founder) of the Banco Espírito Santo Angola, the key sponsor for the Planet Earth Institute and a global leader in private sector led sustainable development


        Prof. Paul Younger:  President, PEI Global Scientific Committee & Director of the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability




Pete Bowyer, Maitland Political – 07740 913886

James Knight, Maitland Political – jknight@maitland.co.uk or 07791 541409


More information about the PEI


The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) is the natural successor to the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE), an initiative launched for the triennium of 2007-2009 and implemented by the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The IYPE was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly with the unanimous consent and support of all 192 Member States, and was given the task of identifying and addressing the most significant global challenges facing our planet. This vision was realised with the formulation and promotion of a number of initiatives, designed to encourage better planning and management in the sustainable use of earth materials.

The PEI, in close association with UNESCO and the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), continues this agenda and, for the benefit of both civil society and the corporate world, works to ensure greater and more effective use of the exciting knowledge we possess about our planet.


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