The future of coastal development in the Gulf

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2011•11•16    13:00 - 15:00
    New York

    On 16 November, the UNU Office in New York (UNU-ONY) will release a new report by UNU on the impact of coastal development and other human activities on the valuable shared ecosystems in the Gulf.  The launch of the “Future of Coastal Development in the Gulf” will discuss lessons learned, outline the value of environmental goods in the Gulf, detail the impact of human activity, and explore possible solutions to strengthen environmental management.

    The Gulf risks serious environmental degradation as a result of climate change and ongoing development. As such, environmentally-oriented leaders and sovereign wealth funds in the region have a unique opportunity to play a role in the governance and sustainable development of the Gulf’s waters.

    Panelists in the discussion will include:

    • Dr. Peter F. Sale, Assistant Director, United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health in Hamilton, Ontario Canada: “Management of coastal ecosystems”
    • Dr. Charles R. C. Sheppard, Professor, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom: “Responses of marine ecosystems to various stressors including climate change”
    • Dr. Charles G. Trick, Beryl Ivey Chair in Ecosystem Health, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario Canada: “Principal Investigator on UNU-INWEH Dubai project”
    • Ms. Hanneke Van Lavieren, Programme Office, United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health: “Management of UNU-INWEH Dubai project”.

    The seminar is part of the UNU World Wide Series, which showcases the recent work of UNU institutes around the globe. Through UNU′S World Wide Series, UNU researchers, in conjunction with experts from other organizations, share their innovative research discoveries and highlight new policy avenues in the areas of security, environment and development.

    For more information and registration details,see the UNU-ONY website.