Technological Solutions: Grey Clouds and Silver Linings

Date released: Feb 21 2008

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change lecture series continues this week with a lecture by Dr Leonard Bernstein, L.S. Bernstein & Associates, member of the core writing team for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Synthesis Report and convening author of Working Group 3.

This lecture, entitled Technological Solutions: Grey Clouds and Silver Linings, will take place in the Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 this Tuesday 26th February at 6.30pm.

The EU has proposed achieving stabilization of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) at a level that is not much above current atmospheric levels. This will require drastic reductions in GHG emissions, which is a huge challenge for the global economy.  However, Dr Bernstein’s presentation will explain how full use of currently available technology, and the technologies expected to be commercialized in the next few decades, could achieve those reductions.  Adopting low emission technology could be a major contributor towards placing the world on a pathway to stabilization of GHG concentrations.

The seven-part lecture series explores key aspects of climate change ranging from predictions and impacts, to its economic and political consequences. Speakers are top international experts.

Attendance at all lectures is free, but advance booking is essential due to the demand.
To book, please contact Clara Clark at: info@claraclark.ie.


Download information on the lecture series from the EPA website and on www.claraclark.ie/climatechangelectures.

Editor’s Note:

EPA CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES – REMAINING PROGRAMME

LECTURE 5: TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS: GREY CLOUDS AND SILVER LININGS

Speaker: Dr Leonard Bernstein, L.S. Bernstein & Associates, member of the core writing team for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Synthesis Report and convening lead author with Working Group 3.
Date: Tues. 26th February, 2008 at 6.30 pm
Venue: The Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

 

LECTURE 6: GAIN v PAIN - POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES AND OPTIONS

Speaker: Mr Michael Zammit Cutajar, Malta’s Ambassador for Climate Change, former Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, (Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations).
Date: Tues. 11th March 2008 at 6.30 pm
Venue: The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dawson Street.

 

LECTURE 7: OUR OWN BACKYARD - IRELAND’S RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Speaker: Mr John Gormley, TD, Minister for Environment Heritage and Local Government.
Date: Tues. 8th April 2008 at 6.30 pm
Venue: To be confirmed