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15 Apr 2009
The 10th anniversary of the prestigious annual David Hall Memorial lecture will be an evening of innovative and thought-provoking discussion chaired by Lord Justice Sullivan.
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09 June 2009
The Royal Society
The 10th anniversary of the prestigious annual David Hall Memorial lecture will be an evening of innovative and thought-provoking discussion chaired by Lord Justice Sullivan. Three lectures and question and answer session will be followed by a drinks and canapÈs reception.
Professor Bob Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor to The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will give an overview of current climate change science and the challenges civil society faces in dealing with the future impacts of climate change. Dr Mary Archer, Chairman of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will discuss the possible impacts of climate change on social health globally and nationally, including the implications of additional strains on the NHS. Patrick Holden, Director of The Soil Association, will examine the impacts of climate change on food distribution and consider ways in which global food trade could be made more sustainable.
Professor David Hall, a founder member of the Environmental Law Foundation, was one of the world’s most respected and pioneering authorities on plant sciences, energy from biomass and climate change. His work for the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and his prolific writings are well known to the scientific community worldwide.
Professor Robert Watson has chaired and directed international assessments of stratospheric ozone depletion, biodiversity/ecosystems and climate change. He has acted as advisor to the US Office of Science and Technology Policy, Chief Scientist at the World Bank and Chair of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.
Dr Mary Archer is President of The National Energy Foundation and The UK Solar Energy Society. She was a member of the Department of Trade & Industry Energy Advisory Panel and Visiting Professor at Imperial College Centre for Energy Policy and Technology.
Patrick Holden has worked for the Soil Association since 1988 and as Director since 1995. During that period, income has risen from £200,000 to £10 million and sales of organic food from £50 million to £2 billion. He is a regular broadcaster/speaker and was awarded the CBE for services to organic farming in January 2005.
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