TED Theater, Soho, New York

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
New York, NY

The Event

As part of Global Goals Week, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation are pleased to present We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions on September 21, 2017 at TED Theater in New York.
The Sustainable Development Goals, created in partnership with individuals around the world and adopted by world leaders at the United Nations, present a bold vision for the future: a world without poverty or hunger, in which all people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity, and where thriving ecosystems are protected. The 17 goals are integrated and interdependent, spanning economic, social, and environmental imperatives.
Incremental change will not manifest this new world by 2030. Such a shift requires deep, systemic change. As global leaders gather for the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in September, this is the moment to come together to share models that are transforming the way we approach the goals and equipping local and global leaders across sectors to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.




Together with innovators from around the globe, we will showcase and discuss bold models of systemic change that have been proven and applied on a local, regional, and global scale. A curated audience of social entrepreneurs, corporate pioneers, government innovators, artistic geniuses, and others will explore how we can learn from, strengthen, and scale the approaches that are working to create a world of sustainable peace and prosperity.


Meet the

Speakers

Click on photo to read each speaker bio.

Amina

Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations



Astro

Teller

Captain of Moonshots, X





Catherine

Cheney

West Coast Correspondent, Devex



Chris

Anderson

Head Curator, TED



Debbie

Aung Din

Co-founder of Proximity Designs



Dolores

Dickson

Regional Executive Director, Camfed West Africa





Emmanuel

Jal

Musician, Actor, Author, Campaigner



Ernesto

Zedillo

Member of The Elders, Former President of Mexico



Georgie

Benardete

Co-Founder and CEO, Align17



Gillian

Caldwell

CEO, Global Witness





Governor Jerry

Brown

State of California



Her Majesty Queen Rania

Al Abdullah

Jordan



Jake

Wood

Co-founder and CEO, Team Rubicon



Jessica

Mack

Senior Director for Advocacy and Communications, Global Health Corps





Josh

Nesbit

CEO, Medic Mobile



Julie

Hanna

Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva



Kate Lloyd

Morgan

Producer, Shamba Chef; Co-Founder, Mediae



Kathy

Calvin

President & CEO, UN Foundation





Mary

Robinson

Member of The Elders, former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights



Maya

Chorengel

Senior Partner, Impact, The Rise Fund



Dr. Mehmood

Khan

Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo



Michael

Green

CEO, Social Progress Imperative







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Professor Muhammad

Yunus

Nobel Prize Laureate; Co-Founder, YSB Global Initiatives



Dr. Orode

Doherty

Country Director, Africare Nigeria



Radha

Muthiah

CEO, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves





Rocky

Dawuni

GRAMMY Nominated Musician & Activist, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves & Rocky Dawuni Foundation



Safeena

Husain

Founder & Executive Director, Educate Girls



Sally

Osberg

President and CEO, Skoll Foundation



Shamil

Idriss

President and CEO, Search for Common Ground



Main venue

TED Theater

Soho, New York

Address

330 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013


Email

wtfuture@skoll.org

Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only.

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ash dieback resistant trees

December 1, 2020 by 0

Hymenoscyphus fraxineus causes a lethal disease of ash and represents a substantial threat both to the UK’s forests and to amenity trees growing in parks and gardens. Nov. 11, 2020 — Naturally occurring compounds in ash leaves could be linked to susceptibility of individual trees to the fungal disease ash dieback (ADB). "We will ensure we have the most tolerant individuals with which to commence a new breeding programme for ash.". Breeding trees for resistance is the best solution to tackle the rising number of cases of Ash Dieback in Ireland, according to leading forestry experts. In the UK, 70 million trees could be lost, which would cost the economy £15bn, according to a recent analysis.. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}New hope for trees affected by ash dieback, Ash dieback: Killer tree disease set to cost UK £15bn, Ash dieback: Ash woodlands 'may flourish once again', New suite means residents stay connected at Newport's Orchard House, Housing association responds to criticism after mum left without heating, Islanders invited to have their say on council spending, Red Funnel expands festive timetable from this week, RedJet reverts to ‘commuter timetable’ following Covid-19 lockdown, Woman, 78, given suspended sentence following supermarket crash, Information about BBC links to other news sites, One of biology's biggest mysteries 'largely solved'. The disease, caused by the invasive alien fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus , has spread throughout Europe’s ash populations, and was first recorded in the UK in 2012. The research is published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. The resistant trees were identified at plantations in East Anglia and elsewhere, as part of the government’s £1.9m Ash Archive project. Visit the Forestry Commission to find out more about ash dieback Ash dieback breakthrough as scientists learn to spot resistant trees . Betty, a mature ash tree in Norfolk, is offering hope that ash dieback disease will not be as destructive as first feared after scientists identified her “strong tolerance” to the disease. Loss of millions of mature trees in Britain forecast to have bigger economic … Ash dieback. Working Together to Deliver a Complete Solution in Response to Ash Dieback. By Rebecca MorelleScience correspondent, BBC News. However, tolerance to the disease is complicated because a number of factors play into it including genetic traits, the health of the tree and the number of ash dieback spores in the atmosphere. VideoCoronavirus: How do you vaccinate the world? Initial findings suggest that we might have some trees that are tolerant to ash dieback, meaning that the population could eventually recover over time (likely over 50 years). Naturally occurring compounds in ash leaves could be linked to susceptibility of individual trees to the fungal disease ash dieback (ADB). VideoOne man's fight to stop a coal power station, Southmead to Star Wars: Remembering Dave Prowse. We estimate that ash dieback will kill at least 95% of ash trees and cost the UK economy £15 billion – a cost one third greater than that reported from the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in 2001. Will mass testing be available where you live? The first phase of the Living Ash Project ran from 2013 to 2018 and involved the screening and selection of common ash ( Fraxinus excelsior ) for resistance to Chalara fraxinea (as ash dieback was originally called). Coronavirus: How do you vaccinate the world? We see that in many environments not favourable to ash dieback, the proportion of ash that remain heathy is closer to 80-95% than to 5%, although the disease may be locally very severe." The aim is to ensure a resilient landscape With efforts under way to protect ash trees from dieback, the scientists warn that selecting trees for fungal resistance could put them at risk from insects. Research in Denmark shows that about 10% of trees have some resistance to it, and 1 or 2% are highly resistant. A small number of trees are showing some natural resistance to ash dieback - and the researchers have identified the parts of their genome that are helping this fightback. Prof Richard Buggs, from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, said: "I hope this work will lead to us safeguarding ash populations for future generations.". Conservationists should breed trees resistant to ash dieback in order to save Britain from the killer fungus. Will mass testing be available where you live? In the study, the U.S. researchers found that European ash was more resistant to EAB than the North American species. The resistant trees were identified at plantations in East Anglia and elsewhere, as part of the government’s £1.9m Ash Archive project. So alongside this study, a team from Kew has also been collecting seeds of 70 woodland species. The discovery that trees with resistance to ash dieback may produce fewer chemicals that ward off insects such as the emerald ash borer emphasises that the project to breed tougher trees … Ash dieback could eventually kill between 70% and 95% of UK's ash trees, according to separate studies. Ash dieback first arrived on UK shores back in March 2012, when it was found on some ash trees in a nursery. The Grand Tour: 'Eventually, one of us will snap'. Scientists at the University of Warwick and University of Exeter have identified a group of chemicals present in ash leaves which could be used as biomarkers to look for susceptibility or resistance to ADB. Management efforts are now focused on mitigating safety risks from diseased trees, while allowing for natural regeneration of potentially disease-tolerant or resistant trees wherever possible. In this woodland it’s the other way round; about 5-10% are obviously diseased and the rest are healthy,” says Professor James Brown. At an estimated cost of billions, the effects will be staggering. It affects the trees vascular system, the pathogen causes necrosis in the sapwood and affects the trees ability to draw nutrients up into its upper branches. New research has identified the genetic basis of resistance to ash dieback in UK trees, opening up new avenues for conservation. Scientists are growing 3,000 saplings in Hampshire and will monitor them for symptoms of the disease, which has devastated ash trees. Infection leads to dead branches throughout the crown. Ash dieback: Killer tree disease set to cost UK £15bn, One man's fight to stop a coal power station. ... by Forest Research and Future Trees Trust for ash trees tolerant to ash dieback. Genetically-modified ash trees resistant to ash dieback could be used to replace the millions likely to be wiped out by the disease, Government-backed scientists have suggested. * The disease, caused by the invasive alien fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus , has spread throughout Europe’s ash populations, and was first recorded in the UK in 2012. Ash dieback pathogen (Chalara fraxinea): A pest organism fatal to ash trees. However, European ash trees are already affected by an epidemic of the fungal disease, ash dieback, and experts have yet to understand how the two threats might interact. Scientists from the universities of Exeter and Warwick examined trees which are resistant to ash dieback and – unexpectedly – found they had very low levels of chemicals which defend against insects. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}A planting scheme has begun to grow trees that it is hoped will be resistant to ash dieback disease. In addition, dying and dead ash trees have huge ecological value, especially mature, veteran and ancient trees, so provided that they are managed following current guidance on tree risk management, it’s important to keep them in the landscape. Definitions suggested that tolerant ash would likely be affected by ash dieback but survive while resistance meant that ash dieback would have little effect on the tree at all. The drive is on to breed ash dieback tolerant trees. In the study, the U.S. researchers found that European ash was more resistant to EAB than the North American species. Aside from ash dieback, the other major threat to European ash trees is the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, which has already devastated vast tracts of ash in the USA and is currently spreading westwards across Europe. Has Topshop boss Philip Green done anything wrong? One of biology's biggest mysteries 'largely solved' by AI, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Iran scientist 'killed by remote-controlled weapon', Rita Ora 'sorry' for breaking lockdown rules to attend birthday party, Moldova's new president calls for Russian troops to withdraw from territory, Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation 'surges to 12-year high', Biden to nominate Janet Yellen as US treasury secretary, Kimchi ferments cultural feud between South Korea and China, Topshop owner Arcadia goes into administration, Italy's Calabria has two pandemics: Covid and the mafia. ", .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Ash dieback: Killer tree disease set to cost UK £15bn, Brazil's Amazon deforestation 'highest since 2008'. However, tolerance to the disease is complicated because a number of factors play into it including genetic traits, the health of the tree and the number of ash dieback spores in the atmosphere. But here this woodland tells its own story, as most of the ash saplings bear the grey-green bark of healthy trees. "We show that the low impact of Ash dieback in trees isolated or in hedges is partly linked to high crown temperature during heat ... Ash dieback—insect threat to fungus-resistant trees. Head of research Jo Clark said: "It's exciting to finally see these trees planted. Recent estimates suggest that the disease can kill up to 70% of ash trees. One of biology's biggest mysteries 'largely solved' by AI, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Iran scientist 'killed by remote-controlled weapon', Rita Ora 'sorry' for breaking lockdown rules to attend birthday party, Kimchi ferments cultural feud between South Korea and China, Moldova's new president calls for Russian troops to withdraw from territory, Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation 'surges to 12-year high', Biden to nominate Janet Yellen as US treasury secretary, Italy fines Apple €10m over iPhone water-resistance claims, France to rewrite police security bill after huge protests, Topshop owner Arcadia goes into administration. Brazil's Amazon deforestation 'highest since 2008', Iranian nuclear scientist shot 'by remote control', The mafia plundered hospitals - then Covid-19 hit. Trees are infected in the summer by airborne spores from fruit bodies occurring on the central stalks of fallen leaves – moist conditions favour the production of fruit bodies. The resistant trees were identified at plantations in … The invasive fungus has spread throughout Europe's ash populations but is especially dire in the UK. .css-orcmk8-HeadlineContainer{display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:justify;-webkit-justify-content:space-between;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between;}One of biology's biggest mysteries 'largely solved' by AI.css-1dedj2h-Rank{-webkit-align-self:center;-ms-flex-item-align:center;align-self:center;color:#B80000;margin-left:3.125rem;}1, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Iran scientist 'killed by remote-controlled weapon'2, Rita Ora 'sorry' for breaking lockdown rules to attend birthday party3, Moldova's new president calls for Russian troops to withdraw from territory4, Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation 'surges to 12-year high'6, Biden to nominate Janet Yellen as US treasury secretary7, Kimchi ferments cultural feud between South Korea and China8, Topshop owner Arcadia goes into administration9, Italy's Calabria has two pandemics: Covid and the mafia10. 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