These folks sure seem to fly around, a lot.
...James Hansen, warned that "we are on the brink of a climate crisis and much closer than we realise. The world has already passed several tipping points in terms of climate change."
...The Taellberg Forum is sometimes criticised as a mere talkfest, since its resolutions are non-binding....
...Hans Joachim Schellnuber, advisor to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and professor at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, said talkfests were a must.
From AFP by way of France24
Here's Thursday's program:
Thursday, 28 June 2007
Tällberg New Leaders Program
(for invited participants)
Preparatory session for the Track chairs and moderators
Nature walk (start from Majstångsplatsen)
Introduction to carbon simulator tool
Lunch at hotels
12.45 – 13.45
open conversations after lunch at hotels.
13.45 – 14.40
“Music on the green”
Concert with the choir and orchestra from Leksand’s music school and twin cities (in Estonia, Finland and Norway), Majstångsplatsen by the Forum tent.
Session I:Opening session of the Tällberg Forum 2007:
Welcome to Tällberg
- Birgitta Fröstad, Chairperson, Village of Tällberg
Welcome to Dalarna
- Maria Norrfalk, Governor, County of Dalarna
Welcome to Sweden
- HRH Princess Victoria, Crown princess of Sweden
- HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan
Setting the framework
- Bo Ekman, Chairman, Tällberg Foundation, Sweden
- With Nayan Chanda, Editor, Yale Global Online, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, India,
- Koosum Kalyan, Senior Business Development Advisor, Africa, Shell International, UK,
- Alexander Crawford, Tällberg Foundation, Sweden,
- Carl Mossfeldt, Tällberg Foundation, Sweden,
- Manfred Max-Neef, Rector, Universitad Austral, Chile
What the poets tell us
- Lena Endre, Actress, Sweden
- Barbara Hendricks, Musician and President, Barbara Hendricks Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation, Sweden.
Mathias Algotsson accompanies on the piano.
Break and refreshments, conversations at small tables
- Song by Mikael Samuelson
What science tell us – Understand and protect the home planet
- James Hansen, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA
- C. S. Kiang, Chairman, Beijing University Environment Fund, China
- Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen
- Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Cheif Government Advisor, Germany
- Chair: Fred Pearce, Author, UK
Introduction to the Carbon Simulator:
- Peter Senge, Chairman, Society of Organizational Learning, USA
What we must accomplish – will leadership deliver?
- Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President, Republic of Latvia
- Ruud Lubbers, Chairman, Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Energy Research Center (ECN), The Netherlands
- Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, Nairobi
Outdoor “Gästabud” at Holen in Tällberg
Fiddlers, raising of the traditional maypole, buffet and festivities