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Royal Society Lecture and Landcare Day

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17th March
Royal Society of
New Zealand, Waikato Branch

2010 Talk Series – Facing the Future

All welcome

Alexander Gillespie will present a talk on Wednesday 17 March 2010 as follows.
Title: The Role of Science in International Environmental Law and Policy

Speaker: Alexander Gillespie

Abstract:
Environmental problems of an international magnitude can only be dealt with collectively. The key to success in all of these processes is science. Whilst a robust scientific consensus is not a guarantee of success in international law, the failure of a robust scientific consensus is a guarantee of failure. To illustrate the options in this area, Professor Gillespie will show the different ways science have been approached within the three different regimes of whaling, air pollution and climate change to show what works, what does not, and what needs to be done.

Personal profile: Al Gillespie is professor on the staff at the Waikato University Law School. For a more extensive bio see http://www.waikato.ac.nz/law/faculty/staff/academic/alexander_gillespie

Wednesday 17 March
7.30 p.m.
Room AG.30,
Gate 8
Waikato University

Room AG.30 is within the School of Maori & Pacific Development. A campus map is available at http://www.waikato.ac.nz/contacts/map.pdf. There is no charge for this event.

24 March
Landcare Networking Day

Environment Waikato, in conjunction with the Lake Ngaroto Care Group and Waipa District Council, is organising a Landcare Networking Field day on Wednesday, the 24th March 2010 from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm at the Lake Ngaroto, Bank Road, off; Paterangi Road, RD3, Ohaupo. Speakers include Dr (Prof) David Lowe of Waikato University, who will be speaking on historic changes of peat lakes following lake formation.

You are invited to participate in the field day.

Morning Tea and Lunch provided. For RSVP and further details please contact Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture coordinator at EW on 0800 800 401 or e-mail; bala.tikkisetty@ew.govt.nz

 

 



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