Podcast from LSE: The Plundered Planet

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There is a battle for the future of our planet between profiteers who threaten to destroy natural resources for gain and backward-looking environmental romantics who thwart constructive development. Paul Collier uses his ground-breaking research to offer realistic and sustainable solutions that reconcile the immediate needs of the world's growing population without despoiling the planet for future generations.

Many thanks to LSE for sharing another great podcast:

Speaker: Professor Paul Collier.
This event was recorded on 24 May 2010 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

Paul Collier is a professor of economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University. He also serves as co-director of the International Growth Centre. The author of The Bottom Billion, which won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for the world's best book on international affairs, he has lectured widely on the subjects of economics and international relations. He was the senior advisor to Tony Blair's Commission on Africa, and was Director of the Development Research group at the World Bank for five years. This event celebrates the publication of his lastest book The Plundered Planet How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature|. 

Available as: mp3 (38 MB; approx 82 minutes)
Event Posting: The Plundered Planet