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November 04th 2013:Desert Revival – Turning Desert into Farmland

Deserts make up one third of the earth’s land surface. What if we could produce food, water and clean energy in the Sahara Desert, the world’s hottest desert which covers 9 million square kilometers? Would this help relieve the looming crisis for food shortage without contributing more to energy consumption and CO2 emissions, or to water scarcity? The ambitious Sahara Forest Project aims to take on this challenge. I will explore this with Joakim Hauge, the CEO of The Sahara Forest Project. Please join us to learn more about the vision and strategy for the project.

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Joakim Hauge

Mr. Joakim Hauge (born 1973) is the Chief Executive Officer for The Sahara Forest Project. Hauge holds an MSc in biology from Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at the University of Oslo. He has a broad experience on issues related to innovation and biology from non-governmental and private sectors and has previously been advising national and international institutions such as the EU Biofuels Technology Platform. Hauge has been a driving force in bringing the concept of “restorative growth” onto the political arena. He has lectured widely on the subject of innovation and sustainable solutions to combat climate changes and i.e. delivered talks at the UN side events at the
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