Environment

Expert Event

The University of Arizona, Biosphere 2

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Venue

Biosphere 2 - Thursday, May 19 and Saturday, May 21

The Summit will feature lectures taking place in the Biosphere 2 along with Breakout Sessions, such as a workshop on water scarcity taking place in the desert area and a session focusing on deforestation happening in the rainforest zone. Owned by the University of Arizona, Biosphere 2 has a mission to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and lifelong learning about the planet’s living systems and place in the universe. The 3.14-acre facility is modeled on Earth, the “first” biosphere, hence its name. The 40-acre campus includes more than 300,000 square feet of labs, housing, conference spaces and offices.

The Summit will feature lectures, breakout sessions and workshops, some inside Biosphere 2. A workshop on water scarcity, for example, will occur in the desert area whilst another Breakout Session focusing on deforestation will take place in the rainforest zone. The event along with allowing hundreds of young leaders passionate about environmental issues to connect with one another in this unique research facility; it will also offer them the opportunity to be the change they want to see in the world. Together, they will generate solutions-led ideas that will result in tangible action, changing the way companies and countries tackle and react to many of the environmental challenges facing this generation.

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Environment & Natural Resources 2 Building - Friday, May 20

Designed to echo the Southwest environment and to look like a slot canyon, ENR2 embodies the University of Arizona’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The most sustainable building on campus, the unique architecture will provide a stimulating environment for the panels and keynote speeches at the One Young World Environment Summit.

The mainstage sessions will take place at ENR2 in its brand new lecture theatre, affording delegates the opportunity to explore the University of Arizona campus and its world-class facilities.

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