Monday, March 20, 2006

Three talks in KL

I’m giving three talks later this week Kuala Lumpur:

1. Climate change and business: obstacles and opportunities
National Science Centre, 10 am 22 March

Climate change is likely to present both serious challenges to the global economy over the next few decades and significant opportunities for business innovation. The talk will explore the nature and scope of these, including developments in carbon trading and carbon credits, from a position of constructive scepticism.

2. The politics of climate change
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, 6.30pm 22 March

Leading scientists and some world leaders say climate change is one of the most serious threats facing humanity. Are they right? What are the obligations of rich countries and of emerging economies? This talk will introduce the science of climate change and the major political and economic developments to date, and open up to discussion of ethics, responsibility and action.

3. Climate change, science and the public: the case of coral reefs
Universiti Malaya, Malaysian Society of Marine Biology, 9am 23 March

Coral reefs are thought to be the ocean ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change. The consequences for fisheries that feed many hundreds of millions of people are likely to be severe. What are or should be the roles of scientists, educators and the media in exploring the issues? The speaker will offer a perspective from European public policy and media.

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