A 2-day workshop to understand the science of climate change, and the implications of global warming for energy, food and health security.
Know about the financial and investment opportunities in low-carbon energy market, green development and the role of Climate Finance in Smart cities
CLIMATE CHANGE: RISKS THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES
2 DAY WORKSHOP
Connecting People, Climate, and Investments
Date: May 8 -9 2018
CPD Points pending
Risks, Threats and Opportunities
A 2-day workshop to understand the science of climate change, and the implications of global warming for energy, food & health security. Climate change policy is explained in the context of the planet’s climate history and the risks of not addressing climate change decisively by using available renewable energy.
The role of Climate-related Finance and Investment regarding energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, carbon capture and storage and geoengineering in mitigating climate change will be covered with respect to the opportunities that now exist in the low-carbon energy market that will lead the world to a safer, cooler and more secure future.
Why the Workshop?
The principal cause of global warming is the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the combustion of fossil fuels,as well as human impacts on global ecosystems such as the forests and wetlands. Climate change mitigation and adaptation represents unprecedented financial and investment opportunities with respect to climate policy implementation, renewable energy sources and power delivery systems,as well as the development of resilient urban infrastructure.
Who can Attend?
- Climate, energy, and sustainability professionals
- Government representatives & policymakers
- Executives & practitioners
- Academia & individuals
During his time at NUS, Prof.Obbard was Director of the Sustainable Development & Water Alliance (SDWA) and Research Director at the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).In Singapore, he also held a joint- appointment with the Agency for Science Technology & Research (A*STAR) as Principal Scientist on its Bioenergy Program. On a two-year sabbatical from NUS, Prof.Obbard served as Vice President for Science & Technology at a Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum joint-venture company in Hawaii, USA to develop renewable low-carbon biofuels. Read Full Bio here>>
Science of Climate change
Topics covered include: Climate change & the sun; global temperatures and green- house gases; the Earth’s climate history; the Earth’s energy balance; climate feed- back mechanisms; sea level rise; ocean acidification; the Earth’s cryosphere and ice dynamics; and the hydrological (water) cycle.
Global ecosystems and Climate Change
Topics covered include The Earth’s carbon cycle; global ecosystems and sustainability; and the Gaia hypothesis.Climate change policy; the global carbon budget & risk; climate change risks in South-east Asia.
Climate Change Mitigation – energy, Carbon Capture & Geoengineering
Topics covered include: Energy & climate-carbon capture & storage; and climate geoengineering.
Global Climate Change policy Climate Finance & investment
The changing political landscape on greening the economy; Investment risks and opportunities in low-carbon, green development; The role of Climate Finance (with examples); Needs and opportunities for climate finance in Singapore; Smart cities (activities in Singapore and the region).