June 15 10 AM GMT+8 | 4 AM CET
About the event
Southeast Asia is poised to emerge as the world's fourth largest economy. This means that the demand for water, energy, and food will continue to grow. With the region already facing challenges securing these resources, these will intensify with climate change.
A collaboration between The HEAD Foundation and the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, “In the Wake of a Changing Climate” is a four-part panel discussion series to explore the water-energy-food nexus in the context of global warming. This introductory webinar will explore the integrated, interconnected, and complex nature of the three resources, and the solutions needed to manage the water-energy-food nexus.
You can register here for the event on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the webinar.
About the speakers
Prof. Chris Field is the Faculty Director at Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Prof. Field’s climate change research focuses on solutions that improve lives now, decrease the amount of future warming, and support vibrant economies. He is deeply involved in national and international efforts to advance understanding of global ecology and change, and served from 2008 to 2015 as co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Associate Prof. Katharine Mach is Associate Professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. A/Prof. Mach’s research assesses climate change risks and response options to address increased flooding, extreme heat, wildfire, and other hazards. She is the 2020 recipient of the Piers Sellers Prize for world leading contribution to solution-focused climate research. She was actively involved as co-director of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change from 2010 to 2015.
Dr. Hezri Adnan is Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia. Dr. Adnan has a PhD in Public Policy from the Australian National University, and specialises in sustainable development solutions in areas like green economy and natural resources governance. He served as a Member of the United Nations’ International Resource Panel (IRP) from 2015 to 2018. He is also the former CEO of the Langkawi Development Authority.
Prof. Koh Lian Pin is the Director at the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions. Prof. Koh is one of the most highly cited conservation scientists in Asia, a TED-Global speaker, Founding Director of ConservationDrones.org, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He has most recently been appointed a Nominated Member of Parliament. He brings 16 years of international research experience in the field of sustainability and environmental science. In 2020, he returned to Singapore under the National Research Foundation’s Returning Singaporean Scientists scheme to join NUS.