The Association of Students of Geography, the Department of Social Sciences, and the Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, present keynote speeches by the three scientists who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for their contributions to studies in environmental and climate change—John Agard, Anthony Chen, and Leonard Nurse. The panel “El desarrollo de nuevos escenarios climáticos y socio-económicos para el Caribe” [Development of new climatic and socio-economic scenarios for the Caribbean] will take place on October 10, 2011, at 9:00am at the Theatre of the UPR-Río Piedras campus. This event is free and open to the public (to reserve, see below).
Description: Three scientists who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for their contribution to humanity for participating in the Intergovernmental Climate Change Panel and for bringing greater awareness of the implications of climate change will come to Puerto Rico to deliver keynote speeches on new developments in Caribbean climate change policies. In this momentous event, rather than informing on past developments, the specialists propose the coordination of a joint effort between the islands of this region to cope with the rapid changes taking place on our planet and to establish conditions that will better prepare the Caribbean region for these changes.
The panel presentations include “Baseline Needs for Climatic Change Attribution Studies” by Dr. Leonard Nurse (University of the West Indies-Cave Hill, Barbados), “Caribbean Climate Modeling after 2007” by Dr. Anthony Chen (University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica), and “Developing New Socio-Economic Climatic Changes: Scenarios for the Caribbean” by Dr. John Agard (University of the West Indies-St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago).
This panel discussion will be transmitted by the Institute of Caribbean Studies via http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71
To RSVP, you may write to UPR.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, please call (787) 764-0000, ext. 2136.
For a detailed article and interview with Dr. Agard (in Spanish), see http://www.elnuevodia.com/tresnobeldelapazvendranalaislaparaformarcoalicionyhacerfrentealcambioclimatico-1083931.html