Reconciling poverty eradication and quality of the environment: What are the innovative solutions ?

Veolia Environment Institute and the Agence Française de Développement  
organize  the international conference:

Reconciling poverty eradication and quality of the environment

What are the innovative solutions ?

 June 27 & 28, 2011
at the Maison de la Chimie in  Paris
Under the patronage and in the presence of  Christine Lagarde,  
Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry

In a world where  :

  • poverty  and environmental damage increasingly go hand in hand throughout the world…
  • the global population could reach  9 billion, including 2 billion in Africa…
  • There is a need to intensify the fight against poverty so that each man and woman can have access  to food, education, housing, medical care and essential goods  : water, energy, electricity…
  • All the more since the environmental degradation will affect the most vulnerable first.
A few months ahead of G20, under French presidency and one year before Rio+20, the conference will bring together French and international high level speakers, well-known in the scientific, political, non-profit and academic world.


With the exceptional participation of :

Wangari Maathai,  Nobel Peace Prize, Founder, Green Belt Movement

Amartya Sen,  Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, Economist, Harvard University





With the participation of :  

Antoine Frérot, Chairman and CEO, Veolia Environnement

Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency, National Planning Commission, Republic of South Africa
Julia Marton-Lefí¨vre, General manager, IUCN

Maria Nowak, President ADIE, President European Microfinance Network

Kandeh Yumkella,  General manager, UNIDO

Dov Zerah, General manager, Agence Française de Développement


And many other French and international experts…