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CANCELLED: Dr. Gro Brundtland: “Our Common Future: Sustainable Development & Addressing Climate Change”
2/16/17 UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS Dr. Brundtland was the first female prime minister of Norway, serving three terms. In addition, she served as the Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003. Dr. Brundtland chaired the World Commission on Environment and Development, the Brundtland Commission, which popularized the concept of sustainable development in its landmark report, “Our Common Future.” Their recommendations provided the momentum for the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.…Find out more »
Calderon served as President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. Previously, he was Mexico's Secretary of Energy (and as such chaired the boards of state-owned petroleum and power companies PEMEX and CFE) and director of Banobras (National Bank of Public Works and Services). Currently he is a member of the Advisory Council of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), member of the Board of the World Resources Institute and chairman of the Global Commission on the Economy and…Find out more »