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April 6: IPCC's Pachauri to discuss sustainable development in DENIN Dialogue Series

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a new start time, 7:30 p.m., and a new place, Mitchell Hall.
9:13 a.m., March 3, 2011----Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will be the featured speaker in the DENIN Dialogue Series at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in Mitchell Hall.

The DENIN Dialogue Series is a semiannual lecture series sponsored by the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) that brings experts of international renown in environmental research and policy to address the public at UD's Newark campus. Pachauri's appearance is cosponsored by the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, the Center for Political Communication’s Global Agenda Series, and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Pachauri's talk, entitled “Knowledge Institutions and the Imperatives of Sustainable Development,” will focus on how the cumulative effects of industrialization have affected the health of our natural resources and ecosystems. Unsustainable growth is creating problems that not only affect the environment, but also, in some heavily industrialized areas, pose a serious threat to human health. (full aricle)