Academic Council Debate Series: Sustainability and Challenges for the Development Progress - Zürich - 15 May 2012 (17:15 - 19:00)

Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 - 17:15 to 19:00
Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) - Haldeneggsteig 4 - 8092 Zurich

This debate is a joint event of the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS), the Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED), and the Centre for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) of the ETH Zurich.

Topic of Discussion:

Development progress in the world's poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken now to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage and reduce deep inequalities among nations. The prevailing philosophy of the 80's - grow first, clean up later - has outlived and tremendous challenges are ahead in terms of financing.


  • Adam ROGERS
    Senior Advisor and Head of Unit, Strategic Communication
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Geneva
  • Constanza MARTINEZ
    Senior Policy Officer, Global Policy Unit
    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - Gland
  • Ronal Gainza-Carmenates United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Chair: Prof. Thomas BERNAUER, Professor of political science, ETH Zürich


Participation is free - no prior registration is required


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