ICS Panel: John Agard, Anthony Chen, and Leonard Nurse Speak on Climate Change in the Caribbean

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.nobel@gmail.com  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

Also see http://www.thevoiceslu.com/features/2008/april/19_04_08/UWI_SPEAK.htm

2 thoughts on “ICS Panel: John Agard, Anthony Chen, and Leonard Nurse Speak on Climate Change in the Caribbean

  1. Dear Ms Paravisini-Gebert,

    I just found your blog and enjoyed this post. Thanks for keeping topics of importance to both the Diaspora and the Caribbean community at home in the spotlight.

    I also wanted to alert you to an event taking place in Washington DC that honors Caribbean-Americans doing GREAT things in the U.S. and in their native countries. It’s called the Caribbean American Heritage Awards. You can find out more at: http://caribbeanheritageawards.org/. I hope you will consider spotlighting this unique but important event.

    M. Williams

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