Changing Lives Food Security Seminar Presentations

The Changing Lives: Food Security seminar was held on Thursday 25 August 2011. We had four very interesting speakers on the day: Jane Battersby-Lenard, Beth McKellar-Basset, Roger Jacques and Anri Landman. The formal seminar was followed by a discussion with the audience, chaired by Leonie Joubert. See below for the seminar presentations.

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Jane Battersby-Lenard Presentation Changing Lives Food Security Seminar_Jane Batterby-Lenard
Beth McKellar-Basset Presentation Changing Lives Food Security Seminar_Beth McKellar-Basset
Roger Jacques Presentation Changing Lives Food Security Seminar_Roger Jacques
Anri Landman Presentation Chaninging Lives Food Security Seminar_Anri Landman

Reminder – Changing Lives: Water seminar tomorrow night

When: Tuesday 15 March 2011, 17h30 for 18h00
Where: Lecture Theatre 2, Level 2, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus UCT
RSVP to:

Changing Lives Water Seminar Invite

Defusing the time bomb

Mail and Guardian — 26 Nov 2010

Climate change is a priority on the South African government’s agenda. For the full article, click here.

SA gears up for a greener economy

Mail and Guardian — 26 Nov 2010

South Africa’s international commitments and direction towards cleaner energy options. For full article click here

2nd Changing Lives Seminar – 18th Nov 2010

The Centre is co-hosting (along with Project 90 by 2030) a seminar series showcasing local, practical examples of how ‘green’ knowledge is being put into practice, leading to improved well-being. The next seminar, “Changing Lives: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” will be held on Thursday 18th November, at 18h00 (with drinks at 17h30). Please RSVP to for catering purposes.

The nine planetary boundaries

Researchers argue in order to avoid catastrophic environmental change, humanity will have to stay within the nine planetary boundaries for Earth system services and processes.

For more information: See here and here.

How can big cities adapt to climate change

Report released by the New York City Panel on Climate Change (which includes scientists, government officials and insurance experts) on what the city needs to do to survive climate change. Click here for the article.


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