Environment on the Edge


Environment on the Edge
is a series of lectures by leading international figures that examine our current relationship with the natural world and discuss what tomorrow might bring.

2007-2008 series

Northern Ireland: an environment on the edge
Professor Sharon Turner
Chair of Environmental Law, Queen’s University, Belfast

Travelling first class on the Titanic
Barbara Young
Chief Executive of the UK Environment Agency

The economics of climate change
Lord Adair Turner
former Director-General, Confederation of British Industry
Chair of the Committee on Climate Change

Creating a healthy environment in China
Professor Sian Griffiths
Professor of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ocean acidification: the other CO2 problem
Professor Nick Owens
Director, British Antarctic Survey

International environmental governance
Professor Robert T. Watson
Director of the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development
Co-Chair of the International Scientific Ozone Assessment
Board Co-Chair of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Former Chair Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Chair of the 1995 Global Biodiversity Assessment

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2006-2007 series

Europe on the edge
Professor Jacqueline McGlade
Executive Director of the European Environment Agency

Are we running out of oil?
Dr Jeremy Leggett
author of Half Gone and CEO of Solar Century
and Dr Ian Vann
Group Vice-President, Exploration & Production, BP
Moderator: Professor Bernie Bulkin

The impacts of the Three Gorges Dam
Professor Zhang Jing
Key State Laboratory of Coastal and Estuarine Studies,
East China Normal University, Shanghai

Humans and carbon: a Faustian bargain?
Professor Berrien Moore III
Director, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS),
University of New Hampshire

Valuing sustainability
Richard Saxon CBE
Vice-President, Royal Institute of British Architects
Principal of Consultancy for the Built Environment
Former Chairman of Building Design Partnership and of 'Be' Transport: a case of systematic sclerosis?
Professor David Fisk
BP/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Engineering for Sustainable Development, Imperial College
Co-director, BP Urban Energy Systems Project

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2005-2006 series

Nature’s Capital – the key to poverty eradication
Klaus Toepfer
1998-2006, United Nations Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
1994-1998, Federal Minister of Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development
1987-1994, Federal Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Human development in China
Dr Zhao Baige
President of the Millennium Institute

Agriculture and food production: Quo vadis
Dr Hans Rudolf Herren
Vice Minister for Population of the People’s Republic of China

The changing face of cities
Professor Anne Power
Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics

Women and conservation
Kathryn Fuller
Chairman of the Board of the Ford Foundation

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2004-2005 series

The day after tomorrow
Sir Crispin Tickell
GCMG, KCVO, DCL, Chancellor of the University of Kent

Oceans on the edge
Dr Jane Lubchenco
Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology, Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University

Antarctica on the edge?
Professor Chris Rapley
CBE, Director, British Antarctic Survey

Biodiversity on the edge
Dr Cristián Samper
Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Transport on the edge
Dr Bernard Bulkin
Fellow of New Hall, University of Cambridge, Chairman of AEA Technology, a partner of Vantage Point Venture Partners, and Chair of Energy and Transport at the UK Sustainable Development Commission

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