Event Rebroadcast: Can Technology Save the Earth?

Episode 7

In this episode

The planet is facing increased environmental pressures—from warming oceans to species loss. At the same time, new tools such as satellite monitoring and forensic science continue to support conservation gains around the world. But will technology help save the Earth?

In this event podcast from London in May 2017, you’ll hear leading experts discuss and debate this question. Following an introduction by Pew’s president and CEO Rebecca Rimel, speakers included:

  • Kerri-Ann Jones, vice president of research and science, The Pew Charitable Trusts;
  • 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; and,
  • Callum Roberts, professor of marine conservation at the University of York’s Environment Department.
  • The discussion was moderated by Susan Urahn, executive vice president and chief program officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Can Technology Save the Earth?

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Episode transcript (PDF)

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