[CODATA-international] GEO Ministerial Summit

Falk Huettmann fhuettmann at alaska.edu
Sun Nov 3 01:06:18 EDT 2019

Dear Suchith and colleagues,

Wish us luck, I hope the GEO summits and declarations are  more effective
than the Kyoto agreements, or
the Paris agreements etc (which have received way more effort and attention
but widely fail, globally).

Soon we will run out of cities to name those 'agreements', and nobody cares

Re. your statement of
"Let us all work together to ensure Earth observations drive productivity &
inclusive growth across our economies."

It's IMPOSSIBLE to have economic growth and a good world; those aims stand
against each other on a finite world.
It's classic carrying capacity 101, and known and taught for decades, e.g.
with Herman Daly fromThe World Bank etc!
See here for more details, ecological economics in pure form

Thanks, please keep us posted for relevant progress on those matters.
The neoliberal gospels we see and read daily though, while a good
distribution of wealth remains unresolved..

  Falk Huettmann PhD, Professor
      Uni of Alaska Fairbanks

On Sat, Nov 2, 2019 at 8:27 PM Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>

> Dear all,
> Ministers from GEO’s 105 Member governments, business leaders, heads of
> international non-profits and passionate experts will meet in Canberra,
> Australia for GEO Week 2019 and the GEO Ministerial Summit. Building on
> the 2015 Mexico City Declaration, GEO Week will focus on accelerating the
> delivery of GEO’s Strategic Plan and will bring the GEO community together
> to scale-up the impact of Earth observations. Details at
> https://www.earthobservations.org/geoweek19.php
> As a Program Board member of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) , I
> would like to thank all colleagues from all over the world who contributed
> for the 2020-2022 GEO Work Programme. You can download the full
> implementation plans for each proposed activity at our website
> <http://www.earthobservations.org/gwp2020_dev.php>. Details at
> http://www.earthobservations.org/gwp2020_dev.php
> Many of the GEO Week 2019 sessions are live streamed  so those interested
> can join us at
> https://www.earthobservations.org/geoweek19.php?t=full_schedule
> I welcome you to join us for the GEO Week 2019 and the GEO Ministerial
> Summit in Canberra, Australia (4-9th Nov 2019). Canberra means ‘meeting
> place’ in Ngunnawal, the local indigenous language. Recognizing the history
> of the land and its traditional custodians, GEO Week will bring together
> diverse people and cultures to support and sustain our planet and
> communities.
> Let us all work together to ensure Earth observations drive productivity
> & inclusive growth across our economies.
> Best wishes,
> Suchith
> Dr. Suchith Anand
> Chief Scientist
> Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
> https://www.godan.info
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