The IYOR will be officially launched the evening of January 24, 2008 at the World Bank in Washington DC.
1) Garner significant media attention.
2) Feature a series of fresh conservation perspectives that energize us about innovative successes while reminding us of what's necessary to succeed in generating conservation action beyond those organizations and sectors already engaged.
Location: Hosted by the World Bank
a.Opening: Katherine Sierra, Vice President, Sustainable Development Network, World Bank
b.Local conservation hero: Noah Idechong
c.Business leader: Drew Richardson, President and Chief Operating Officer, PADI
d.Collaborative science perspective: Monique Barbut, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
e.Collaborative science perspective: Clive Wilkinson (launch of Caribbean 2005 status report)
1) Juan Elvira, Minister of Environment (SEMARNAT), Mexico;
2) U.S. official (State Dept official, NOAA official, or James Connaughton, White House Council on Environmental Quality)
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