IGN 2-9 - All for one and one for all: The co-benefits of ensuring clean water, human health, climate protection, and reliable energy

Monday, August 7, 2017
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Robert B. Jackson, Earth System Science, Woods Institute for the Environment, and Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
In 2015 nations agreed end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Simple, right? To accomplish these tasks we need to find links among the seventeen sustainable development goals. Fortunately, some co-benefits are clear. Cutting greenhouse gas emissions does much, much more than fight climate change. It saves water and improves water quality. It saves lives, too, as witnessed by the 10,000 or more people who die from coal pollution each year in the United States, and a million more people worldwide. Clean energy= healthy climate+water+air+health. Come see how.