12th Annual Peter M. Wege Lecture


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  • Host Department: Program in the Environment
  • Date: 03/11/2013
  • Time: 05:00PM - 06:30 PM

  • Location: Rackham Auditorium

  • Description:

    This 12th Wege Lecture will be delivered by ACHIM STEINER, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

    Each year the Center for Sustainable Systems based at the School of Natural Resources and Environment, invites an internationally recognized expert to deliver the Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability at the University of Michigan. This annual Lecture Series focuses on critical issues of sustainability and honors Peter M. Wege for his many outstanding contributions to the University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems and to the environmental field. This Lecture Series addresses important sustainability challenges facing society in the 21st century including: energy security and declining fossil resources, global climate change, freshwater scarcity, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss; and sustainable development strategies for mobility, buildings, and other complex systems for meeting human needs in both developed and developing countries.

    A public reception in the Rackham Lobby will follow the Lecture.

    This event is hosted by the Center for Sustainable Systems in the School of Natural Resources and Environment. Click here for more details.