Sustainability: Managing Resources, Managing Risk

The Energy and Resources Group presents the 21st Annual Lec­ture on Energy and the Environment

Dr. Jonathan Foley
Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and
William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball Chair
Cal­i­for­nia Acad­emy of Sciences

Sus­tain­abil­ity at Scale: How Do We Look to Man­age Major Plan­e­tary Resources for the Future?

Dr. Jonathan Foley leads the green­est museum on the planet and one of the most future-focused sci­en­tific insti­tu­tions in the world. His work focuses on the sus­tain­abil­ity of our planet and the ecosys­tems and nat­ural resources on which we depend. Through­out his career, he and his col­leagues have con­tributed to our under­stand­ing of world­wide changes in ecosys­tems, land use and climate, global food secu­rity, and the sus­tain­abil­ity of the world’s resources. This work has led Foley to become a trusted advi­sor to gov­ern­ments, envi­ron­men­tal groups, foun­da­tions, non-governmental orga­ni­za­tions, and busi­ness lead­ers around the world.