Centre Executive Director Johan Rockström, along with Jeffrey Sachs and other scientists, provided scientific support for "an urgent world transformation to global sustainability" during a UN General Assembly debate on future sustainable development. Rockström's presentation starts 1h:56 min into the video.

UN General Assembly debate

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Centre provides crucial input to UN General Assembly debate on sustainable development

Social-ecological research and the importance of operating within a safe operating space for humanity took centre stage in a recent debate organised by the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Entitled "Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Practical Solutions in the Water-Energy Nexus - General Assembly Thematic Debate", centre executive director Johan Rockström provided a scientific support for "an urgent world transformation to global sustainability".

The debate took place 16 May 2013 and included perspectives from Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Director?General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, head of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

Johan Rockström's presentation starts 1h:56 min into the debate.

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