ADVISORY: WRI's 9th Annual "Stories to Watch"

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute will host its 9th Annual "Stories to Watch" event on January 10, 2012, looking ahead to the big environmental and sustainability stories for 2012. The event will feature Manish Bapna, WRI's Interim President, who will explore key potential media stories and trends facing people, business and the planet.

Topics will include: What does the U.S. presidential election mean for key environmental issues, including the future of the EPA? What will be the key drivers for renewable energy in 2012? What does China's upcoming leadership transition mean? How will the expanding global population impact scarce natural resources, including forests? What will happen at the 2012 Earth Summit in Rio?

The event will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

A continental breakfast will be served.

WHAT: World Resources Institute's 9th Annual Stories to Watch

WHO:  Manish Bapna, WRI's interim president, has been with the organization for five years, previously serving as its managing director. Bapna is an internationally recognized expert on environmental and sustainability issues, with a background in international development, rural poverty and natural resources.

He is a frequently published author, with recent pieces in the Washington Post, McClatchy-Tribune News, Bangkok Post and Huffington Post.

WHERE:
National Press Club
The Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20045

DIAL-IN INFORMATION:
U.S.:
888-606-9536
International: +212-547-0412
Passcode: WRI

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. ET

RSVP Required to press@wri.org

For more information contact:
Michael Oko, Director of Media Relations, WRI, (202) 729-7684, Cell (202) 246-9269, moko@wri.org
Lauren Zelin, Senior Media Officer, WRI, (202) 729-7736, lzelin@wri.org
Follow us on Twitter: @worldresources; use hash: #STW12

SOURCE World Resources Institute



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