University of Cape Town (UCT) staff and students are invited to attend an environmental sustainability webinar series aimed at growing a community of practice on campus that is more aware of local and global environmental issues. These include climate change.
A project of the Environmental Sustainability Directorate in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, the series will support UCT’s Khusela Ikamva Sustainable Campus goals. It will be hosted by UCT’s African Climate Development Initiative and feature UCT leaders in the field.
The university’s researchers and students have made important contributions to the global body of knowledge on climate change. Several academics have contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s reports. These authors will contribute to the webinar series to explain what their research findings mean for UCT’s campuses.
The webinars are scheduled for 3, 7 and 22 November. Here are the details:
Topic 1: Findings from the IPCC’s Africa chapter and their relevance to UCT
Speakers: Professor Mark New, Dr Chris Trisos and Luckson Zvobgo
Date: 3 November 2022
Topic 2: The IPCC’s WG1 report – Changes in the physical climate science and its relevance to UCT
Speakers: Professor Bruce Hewitson and Dr Izidine Pinto
Date: 7 November 2022
Topic 3: Mitigation and equity: The relevance of IPCC WGIII report for UCT
Speakers: Professors Harald Winkler and Harro Von Blottnitz
Date: 22 November 2022
Staff and students are urged to contribute questions on any of the topics. These can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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