Environment on the Edge 2005-6
This series of lectures was organised by New Hall in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme/World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the British Antarctic Survey and St Edmund's College. The lectures were held in our Buckingham House Lecture Theatre and were sponsored by BP.
The lectures and debates aimed to attract leading international figures to Cambridge as speakers and provided an important local forum for environmental issues.
The following lectures were held at New Hall during 2005-06 and have been published in a booklet, which is available through College, or online at the UNEP-WCMC website.
- 20 October 2005 - Nature's Capital - the key to Poverty Eradication, Dr Klaus Töpfer, UN Under Secretary General
- 15 November 2005 - Human Development in China, Mme Zhao Baige, Vice-Minister for Population, PRC
- 23 January 2006 - Is there a case for UK Nuclear Power?, a debate led by Tom Burke, co-founder of E3F and Sue Ion, President, British Nuclear Energy Society
- 16 February 2006 - Agriculture and Food Production: Quo Vadis?, Dr Hans Herren, President of the Millennium Institute
- 13 March 2006 - Buildings and Urban Regeneration, Professor Anne Power, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics
- 27 April 2006 - Women in Conservation and their Stewardship of the Natural World, Dr Kathryn Fuller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Chair, Board of Trustees, The Ford Foundation; Past President, World Wildlife Fund US