State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability Launch Event

Event Date: 
April 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
1400 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036


Please join the Worldwatch Institute for the release of its latest edition of the annual publication State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, on Monday, April 13, in Washington, D.C.

Speakers include:

  • Michael Renner and Tom Prugh, Project Co-directors.
  • Gary Gardner, senior fellow and Director of Publications at the Worldwatch Institute.
  • Nathan John Hagens, former hedge fund manager who teaches human ecology at the University of Minnesota; co-founder and director of the Bottleneck Foundation, and lead editor of
  • Peter A. Victor, Professor in Environmental Studies at York University.
  • Catharine Machalaba,  EcoHealth Alliance Program Coordinator for Health and Policy.

Reception to follow.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

1:00pm - 5:00pm, reception to follow

1st Floor Conference Room

1400 16th Street NW 

Washington, DC 20036

Three blocks from the DuPont metro station


Book Summary:

We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Deeper issues include food insecurity, financial assets drained of value by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin. These and other problems are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system.
In State of the World 2015, the flagship publication of The Worldwatch Institute, experts explore hidden threats to sustainability and how to address them. Eight key issues are addressed in depth, along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks. With the latest edition of State of The World, the authorities at Worldwatch bring to light challenges we can no longer afford to ignore.
Please email Gaelle Gourmelon at if you have any questions.