Stories to Watch is an annual go-to event for DC’s top policymakers, business executives, thought leaders, and media who want to get ahead on the coming year.

Summary Blog

6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2017. Last year brought huge political shocks to the environment and development communities. During WRI’s Annual Stories to Watch event, Andrew Steer highlighted how these trends may affect U.S. and international climate policy, business and investment, global energy markets and more this year.



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About the Event

As we enter what looks like a dynamic, unpredictable year, WRI President & CEO Andrew Steer, will share insights on global trends and emerging issues related to climate, energy, economic development and sustainability. He will help to unpack the connections between rising populism and nationalism, and what this means for people and the planet.

  • What should we expect from the incoming Trump administration on the environment?
  • How will energy markets respond?
  • What to look for from business and investors?
  • What are the other major events that will shape the world?

The event will take place from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Breakfast & registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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