27 February, 2007

Transforming the global energymix - What role for biofuels? ...

INVITATION TO LECTURE: Transforming the global
energymix - What role for biofuels?

Biowatch South Africa and the University of Cape Town's Environmental
Evaluation Unit are jointly hosting a lecture which will focus on

Biowatch is an environmental organisation concerned with issues of
biodiversity, biosafety, food sovereignty and social justice.

The Environmental Evaluation Unit is an independent self-funded unit
based at UCT. Founded in 1985, the Unit has established itself as a
centre of excellence in the fields of integrated environmental
management and sustainable development.

Please RSVP to Feroza at biowatch@mweb.co.za or on 021-447 5939 by
Friday, 2 March 2007.

To find out more about Biowatch South Africa, please go to
www.biowatch.org.za or ring us on 021-447 5939.

To find out more about the Environmental Evaluation Unit, please go to

Transforming the global energy mix
What role for biofuels?

Dr Karin Kniessl discusses some of the geopolitical and market issues
which dominate the current debate on transformation of the global energy
market - the "third industrial revolution" - as coined by some
scientists. She will examine the role of the European Union, OPEC and
international energy companies in this debate and its implications for
South Africa.

Seminar Room
Chemical Engineering Building
Upper Campus, UCT
Wednesday, 7 March
5 pm (17.00)

Refreshments will be served after the discussion

Dr Karin Kniessl is an academic and author who teaches international
relations with a focus on the Middle East and energy affairs at the
Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria. She is a former Austrian Ministry
of Foreign Affairs official and a member of the board of the Society for
Political and Strategic Studies.