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Manish Bapna, Interim President, World Resources Institute, held a briefing for journalists to preview key environmental issues in 2012.

Presentation followed by Q&A session.

Bapna addressed topics such as: What does the U.S. presidential election mean for key environmental issues, including the future of the EPA? What will be the key drivers for renewable energy in 2012? What does China's upcoming leadership transition mean? How will the expanding global population impact scarce natural resources, including forests? What will happen at the 2012 Earth Summit in Rio?

Read Manish Bapna's summary of the event here





The event was live-tweeted using the hashtag #stw12

Manish Bapna, WRI's interim president, has been with the organization for five years, previously serving as its managing director. Bapna is an internationally recognized expert on environmental and sustainability issues, with a background in international development, rural poverty and natural resources.

He is a frequently published author, with recent pieces in the Washington Post, McClatchy-Tribune News, Bangkok Post and Huffington Post.

For more information contact: Michael Oko, WRI director of media relations, (202) 729-7684;