Eric Chivian

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Eric Chivian "holds an A.B. degree cum Laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College, and a M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, at Harvard Medical School. In 1980, he co-founded (with Professors Bernard Lown, Herbert Abrams, and James Muller) International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize...

"Currently, he directs a project under the auspices of the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), the U.N.'s Convention on Biological Diversity, and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) that is preparing the most comprehensive report yet available on the subject “Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity,” which will be published as a book in 2007 by Oxford University Press, and presented to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the U.S. Congress, the European Union, and other policy-maker bodies." [1]

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  1. Eric Chivian, Center for Health and the Global Environment, accessed October 7, 2007.
  2. Directors, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, accessed January 27, 2009.