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Symposia on the
Worldwatch Institute report
State of the World 2005:
Redefining Global Security

Proceedings

Institute for Environmental Security and Worldwatch Institute

Redefining Global Security

le rapport annuel de l'Institut Worldwatch - L'état de la plančte 2005

Media Kit

In this year's State of the World report, Worldwatch Institute researchers explore the underlying sources of global insecurity including poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, and rising competition over oil and other resources.

As Green Cross International Chairman and former Soviet president Mikhail S. Gorbachev writes in the Foreword to the report, "We need a policy of 'preventative engagement': international and individual solidarity and action to meet the challenges of poverty, disease, environmental degradation and conflict in a sustainable and non-violent way."

On 28 Feb and 1 Mar 2005, the Institute for Environmental Security co-organised symposia on the report at the Peace Palace in The Hague and at the European Parliament in Brussels. Here we present the proceedings of the two events with links to the media kit, programme agendas, speeches and discussion, and lists of participants.

Find out why terrorism is just symptomatic of a far broader set of complex problems that require more than a military response. Copies of the report can be ordered directly from the Worldwatch Institute at http://www.worldwatch.org/pubs/sow/2005/

Commandez le rapport annuel de l'Institut Worldwatch - L'état de la plančte 2005: http://www.delaplanete.org/


Symposia on the
Worldwatch Institute report
State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security

The Peace Palace, The Hague - 28 February 2005
Co-organised by
Institute for Environmental Security and Worldwatch Institute
in cooperation with the Carnegie Foundation.

The Hague Programme Agenda   Photo gallery   The Hague List of Participants

Mr Wouter J. Veening

Welcome and Opening of the Symposium

Mr Wouter J. Veening
Chairman / Director, Institute for Environmental Security

Mr Christopher Flavin

Presentation of the State of the World 2005 report

Mr Christopher Flavin
President, Worldwatch Institute

Mr Michael Renner

Presentation of the State of the World 2005 report

Mr Michael Renner
Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute

Ms Agnes van Ardenne

Enduring Development

Ms Agnes van Ardenne
Minister for Development Cooperation, The Netherlands

Mr Pieter van Geel

For a more sustainable State of the World

Mr Pieter van Geel
State Secretary for the Environment, The Netherlands

Mr Christopher Flavin

Response to Speakers

Mr Christopher Flavin
President, Worldwatch Institute

Mr Steven van Hoogstraten

Comments on the Report

Mr Steven van Hoogstraten
General Director, Carnegie Foundation / Peace Palace

Prof dr Joris Voorhoeve

Comments on the Report

Prof dr Joris Voorhoeve
Member of the Council of State / Former MP / Former Minister of Defence, The Netherlands

Prof dr Rudy Rabbinge

Comments on the Report

Prof dr Rudy Rabbinge
Dean, Post Graduate Education, Wageningen Agricultural University and Professor for Sustainable Development and Systems Innovation

Prof dr Wim C. Turkenburg

Comments on the Report

Prof dr Wim C. Turkenburg
Scientific Director, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation, Department of Science, Technology and Society, Utrecht University / Member of the Board of The Netherlands Energy Research Center (ECN) / Former Member of the UN Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for Development (UN-CENRD)

Mr Michael Renner

Response to the Panel

Mr Michael Renner
Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute

Mr Christopher Flavin

Response to the Panel

Mr Christopher Flavin
President, Worldwatch Institute

Questions and Answers at the Hague

Questions & Answers / Discussion Part 1

Questions and Answers at the Hague

Questions & Answers / Discussion Part 2

Symposia on the
Worldwatch Institute report
State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security

European Parliament, Brussels - 1 March 2005
Co-organised by
Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE-EU),
Institute for Environmental Security, Worldwatch Institute
and the WWF European Policy Office.

Brussels Programme Agenda   Photo gallery   Brussels List of Participants

Ms Satu Hassi

Welcome and Opening of the Symposium

Ms Satu Hassi
MEP / Member, GLOBE-EU / Board Member, Worldwatch Institute / Former Minister for Environment, Finland (1999-2002)

Mr Christopher Flavin

Presentation of the State of the World 2005 report

Mr Christopher Flavin
President, Worldwatch Institute

Mr Michael Renner

Presentation of the State of the World 2005 report

Mr Michael Renner
Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute

Ms Anja Köhne

Comments on the Report

Ms Anja K?hne
Board Member, German Watch

Mr Tony Long - © WWF European Policy Office

Comments on the Report

Mr Tony Long
Director, WWF-European Policy Office

Mrs Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie

Comments on the Report

Mrs Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie
Senior Advisor IES / Former Head, International Affairs, DG ENV, European Commission

Mr Anders Wijkman

Introduction to the 2nd Round of Comments

Mr Anders Wijkman
MEP / President, GLOBE-EU

Mr Leo Michel

Comments on the Report

Mr Leo Michel
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington DC

Mr Tom Spencer

Mars and Venus Redux

Mr Tom Spencer
Executive Director, European Centre for Public Affairs / Senior Advisor, IES / Former President, GLOBE International / Former President of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defence Policy (1997-1999)

Dr Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis

Supplementary Material
Bio-Diplomacy: An Answer to Today's Global Crisis

Paper submitted by Dr Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis
President and Founder, Biopolitics International Organisation

The views expressed in the symposia are those of the speakers and participants and not necessarily those of their organisations, other participants, the IES, the co-organisers or the sponsors of the events.

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