EPA Climate Change Lecture Series - A World Transformed

Date released: Jan 31 2008

The EPA climate change lecture series continues this week with a lecture by Dr Wolfgang Lucht of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.

This lecture, entitled A World Transformed – The Consequences of Climate Change and Human Land Use, will take place in the Round Room, The Mansion House this Tuesday 5th February at 6.30pm.

Dr Lucht’s presentation will explain how climate change, if left unchecked, will cause large-scale changes in vegetation across the globe.  He will advise how continued expansion and industrialisation of agriculture will cause further deep transformations of landscapes with profound consequences for ecosystems and human cultures.

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.

Detailed information on the lecture series is available from the EPA website on www.epa.ie/news/events/ and on www.claraclark.ie/climatechangelectures
Further information: Niamh Leahy, EPA Media Relations Office 053-9170770 (24 hours)
 
Editor’s Note:

EPA CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES – REMAINING PROGRAMME
LECTURE 4: A WORLD TRANSFORMED – THE CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN LAND USE

Speaker: Professor Wolfgang Lucht, Potsdam Institute, Germany
Date: Tues. 5th February 2008 at 6.30 pm
Venue: The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dawson Street.

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