Some 50 high level representatives of leading international research institutes assembled in Laxenburg, Austria, March 7–9 for the second annual workshop, “The World in 2050” and to participate in the kick-off of the technical phase of the project. CIESIN deputy director Marc Levy is pictured second from upper right, front row; Jeffrey Sachs is second from the left at the bottom.
CIESIN deputy director Marc Levy joined Earth Institute director Jeffrey Sachs and some 50 other representatives of research institutes from around the world in Laxenburg, Austria, March 7–9 for the second annual workshop of the project, “The World in 2050” (TWI2050). The workshop included the kick-off of the technical phase of the TWI2050 project, which was launched in March 2015 by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. The project aims to develop equitable pathways to sustainable development within safe planetary boundaries in order to build human and environmental resilience to global change.