Can Technology Save the Earth?

How can we connect science, data, and technology to advance global conservation goals?

From food security risks and species loss to deforestation and drought, the Earth faces increasing environmental challenges. Could technology be the key to solving some of our biggest environmental problems?

On Wednesday, May 17, guests joined the Pew Trusts and a panel of leading experts to explore how the latest science, front-line technologies, and big data can reveal global trends and help protect our planet.

Panelists brought their extensive experience in using innovations and strategies to address environmental issues and discussed how advanced tools—such as satellite monitoring and forensic science—can benefit worldwide conservation efforts.

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With expert insight from:

Kerri-Ann Jones, vice president of research and science, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and former U.S. State Department assistant secretary for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs

Tony Juniper, special advisor to The Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit, president of The Wildlife Trusts, and fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Rear Adm. Nick Lambert, ambassador to Satellite Applications Catapult’s Blue Economy Initiative

Callum Roberts, professor of marine conservation at the University of York’s Environment Department

Susan Urahn, executive vice president and chief program officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts (moderator)

Welcome by:

Rebecca Rimel, president and chief executive officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Join the conversation on Twitter by following @Pew_EU and using the hashtag #EarthTech.

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Agenda for America

Resources for federal, state, and local decision-makers

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest.


States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.

Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM BST/1:30 - 2:30 PM EDT
Location: One Great George Street, 1 Great George St., London, UK