PUBLIC LECTURE: Sir Bob Watson - Is there a sustainable future for the world?

Event location: 
Swanston Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, 100 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Human activities are altering the Earth’s climate and degrading critical ecosystem services. Food and water security, and human well-being are all threatened. We can address these challenges and achieve a world that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. But to do so, we need to map out a more sustainable path. Come listen to Sir Bob Watson talk about where we are now, where we are headed if we do nothing, and how we can act now to ensure a more sustainable future.

Sir Bob Watson is one of the world’s leading experts on global environmental issues. He is the former head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and is currently the UK’s representative to the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and has received many national and international awards and prizes for his contributions to science, including the 2010 Blue Planet Prize. Hosted by the Monash Sustainability Institute with the support from the City of MelbourneClick here for a printable flyer.

All welcome. Register here

For those who cannot make Wednesday's lecture in the city, he will be giving the same talk from 12pm – 1pm, on Monday 20 May 2013, at the Menzies Theatre H3, Building 11, Monash University, Clayton. Free, no registration required.