check out the COPpuccino COP17 talks

Submitted by turbosprout on Fri, 2011-12-02 12:44

Richard Calland hosting COPpuccinoRichard Calland hosting COPpuccinoThe University of Cambridge Programme of Sustainable Leadership has created an "Oasis of fresh thinking and leadership for a low climate risk economy" just outside the ICC. Their COPpuccino talks are well worth tuning in for as they feature thought leaders with international profiles and international networks.

Guests have included: Christina Figueres (UNFCCC Executive Director), Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace Executive Director), Stefan Raubenheimer (SouthSouthNorth), Laurence Brahm (The Himalayan Consensus).

The discussions are hosted by the astute Prof Richard Calland of IDASA and the media get to ask guests questions afterwards.

If you're not in Durban the COPpuccino talks are being recorded for viewing on the Cambridge CPSL YouTube channel. Get up close and personal with Christina Figueres (she sheds tears), watch Kumi Naiddo unleash that activist in you and get insight into the complexity from Stef Raubenheimer and Laurence Brahm.

The guests for this afternoon at 4pm are:

Saliem Fakir, joined WWF South Africa in February 2009 as Head of the newly formed Living Planet Unit. Prior to this he was a senior lecturer at the Department of Public Administration and Planning at the University of Stellenbosch where he lectured on renewable energy policy and financing. He held the position of Associate Director for the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (University of Stellenbosch) and also served as Director of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-SA) office for 8 years.

and Dr Bob Scholes, Fellow, CSIR Before joining CSIR, he was manager of the South African Savanna Biome Programme, and did his PhD, through the University of the Witwatersrand, on tree-grass interactions in savannas. He studies the effects of human activities on the global ecosystem, and in particular on woodlands and savannas in Africa. He has over twenty years of field experience in many parts of Africa, and has published widely in the fields of savanna ecology and global change, including popular and scientific books. He is a Fellow of the South African Academy and the Royal Society of South Africa, and a member of the South African Institute of Ecologists and several other professional societies, and serves on the editorial board of several journals.

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