The Eye on Earth Summit, held in December 2011, convened heads of State, global leaders, innovators, policy and decision-makers, business leaders, scientists, academia and civil society, to strengthen existing efforts and determine new solutions to the critical issue of “access to environmental and societal data and information by all those who need it”.

This event will provide an overview of the outcomes of the Summit, including the Eye on Earth Summit Declaration and eight Special Initiatives.

  • Cathrine Armour - Eye on Earth Programme Manager (moderator)

  • Peter Gilruth - Director, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Chief Almir Surui - Chief of the Surui People, Amazon, Brazil

  • Dr. Fabio Scarano - Senior Vice President, Conservation International

  • Dr. Lalanath DeSilva, World Resources Institute

  • Dr. Jane Smart, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)