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Nature is Changing: Copenhagen & Beyond – What does it mean for Asia?


Nature is changing – more frequent and unpredictable violent storms, heat waves, forest fires, floods, droughts, retreating glaciers and ice sheets, rising sea levels – these are just a few examples of the impacts of Climate Change on the world today. As world leaders meet at the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen to agree on a global response to the problem, the whole world is grappling to understand what Climate Change means to us, and what we can do about it.

In this dialogue, experts from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will explore the impacts of Climate Change on Asia’s people, economies and states. We will discuss issues affecting our environments from the Himalayas to the oceans. We will talk about the role of policy at global and national levels and its effectiveness in addressing these issues. Finally, we discuss the opportunities of nature‐based solutions, and the positive actions Asian policy makers and the business community can take to improve Asia’s resilience to the impacts of Climate Change. Please come and discuss these topics with IUCN, raise your own concerns and explore possible responses to one of the most important issues affecting our lives today.

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1. Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Asia Regional Director 2. Dr. T. P. Singh, Ph.D, Regional Group Head, Ecosystems and Livelihoods, Bangkok 3. Mr. Ganesh Pangare, Water and Wetlands Programme Coordinator, IUCN Asia 4. Mr. Donald J. Macintosh, Ph.D., Coordinator Mangroves for the Future (MFF), IUCN Asia Regional Office

Wednesday, 11 November 2009
5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Auditorium, Level 3, Block B, Faculty of Law,
NUS Bukit Timah Campus
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776

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