MEDIA ADVISORY: Jonathan Lash's 8th Annual 'Stories to Watch in 2011'

For Planning Purposes for Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. EST

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by World Resources Institute:

WHAT: Jonathan Lash, president, World Resources Institute, will hold a briefing for journalists to preview key environmental issues in 2011.

Presentation followed by Q&A session.

Lash will explore issues such as how far will EPA go in reducing greenhouse gas emissions? What energy choices will the United States make without a cohesive federal policy? What will be the impact of increasing tensions among food, agriculture, and water? Which countries will emerge on the environmental scene in 2011? With the world's population increasing, how will this affect transportation options? What's next for global action on climate change following the Cancun Agreements?

WHEN: Thursday, January 6, 2011

9 – 10:30 a.m. EST

Continental breakfast will be served.

WHERE: National Press Club, The Holeman Lounge

529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20045

WHO: Jonathan Lash has a strong record of working closely with CEOs of major corporations, members of Congress and the White House, and leaders from countries worldwide. He is a unique and trusted voice from the environmental community, and journalists can benefit from his insights on issues ranging from climate change and business action to water and forests.

Rolling Stone has called Lash a "climate warrior and hero." He was named one of the world's Top 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Treasury & Risk Management magazine, and was the only leader of a non-profit environmental organization to make the list.

A former co-chair of President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development and secretary of natural resources in Vermont, Lash serves on the advisory board of Generation Investment Management, the GE Ecomagination Advisory Council, and the Blue Ribbon Panel on America's Nuclear Future.

RSVP Required: press@wri.org

For more information contact:

Michael Oko, WRI director of media relations, (202) 729-7684; moko@wri.org; or

Jessica Forres, WRI senior media officer, (202) 729-7736; jforres@wri.org

SOURCE World Resources Institute



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