22 January, 2008

21 January, 2008

UCT Evening Course on Climate Change ...

The University of Cape Town's Summer School 2008
will include an evening course for the public on climate change,

"Transforming society to cope with climate change:
impacts, vulnerability and adaptation."

The course runs Monday 28 Jan - Friday 1 Feb in the Leslie Social Sciences Building, LT2, UCT Upper Campus at 18:00 each evening to allow people to attend after work.

Lecturers will include IPCC authors Prof Harald Winkler (UCT) and Dr Guy Midgley (SANBI/UCT), as well as Dr Gina Ziervogel (UCT/Stockholm Environment Institute), Mr Arthur Chapman (CSIR), Dr Phoebe Barnard (SANBI/UCT), and the MEC of Environment, Planning and Economic Development for the Western Cape, Ms Tasneem Essop.

All wishing to attend should register with the UCT Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at:
021 650 2888 or ems@ched.uct.ac.za.

For more on the program, see below or p. 45 of the 2008 Summer School Brochure on the UCT website.

As noted below, Arthur Chapman's talk on water resources will now be given on Wednesday 30 Jan, and the one on ecosystems and biodiversity by Guy Midgley and Phoebe Barnard on Thursday 31 Jan (contrary to the programme as listed in the brochure).


*Transforming society to cope with climate change * vulnerability, impacts & adaptation*
28 January * 1 February 2008

Course organizer:
Dr Phoebe Barnard
barnard at sanbi.org
Tel (021) 799 8722 during working hours

Course development officer (UCT):
Janet Small
janet.small at uct.ac.za
Tel: (021) 650 4088 or (021) 650 2888 during working hours
Fax: 021 650 2893.

Course venue: Leslie Social Sciences LT2
Course time slot: 6 pm

Monday 28 Jan 2008
Dr Harald Winkler (Energy Research Centre, UCT)
"Science, politics and the SA context of climate change"

Tuesday 29 Jan
Dr Gina Ziervogel (Climate Systems Analysis Group, UCT)
"Landscapes, livelihoods, natural resources and adaptation - what climate change may bring for Africa"

Wednesday 30 Jan
Mr Arthur Chapman (CSIR, Stellenbosch)
"Vulnerability and adaptation in the economy, the water sector, commercial agriculture, human health, and impacts on freshwater and coastal environments"

Thursday 31 Jan
Dr Phoebe Barnard and Dr Guy Midgley (South African National Biodiversity Institute) - "Vulnerability and adaptation of terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity to climate change in southern Africa"

Friday 1 Feb
Ms Tasneem Essop (Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Western Cape, or delegate)
"Putting knowledge into practical action: what*s happening in the Western Cape?"


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