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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

29 November 2011 Events To Go To At #COP17


COP17 is in town and here are some interesting events worth going to.

“Food Security and Sustainable Urban Agriculture in times of Climate Change”

Wednesday, 7th December 2011, 12h00-13h30
Local Government Pavilion, Meeting Room 1, COP17 Climate Change Response Expo
(The expo is situated at Centrum Car Park, Bram Fischer Road, within 300 metres of the International Convention Centre, directly between the COP 17 transport hub and the formal COP 17 negotiating space in the Convention Centre.)

Moderator: Dr Rama Naidu, DDP

Panelists
  • Russell Galt, ICLEI
  • Dr Christoph Trusen, GITEC GmbH
  • Vanessa Black, Agroecology Programme of the eThekwini IMS Department
  • Stanley Visser, City of Cape Town
  • Paula Osborne, Newlands Mashu Community Development Foundation
  • Dr Ilse Trautmann, Provincial Government of the Western Cape
Background: The urban agricultural sector in Sub-Saharan Africa faces immense challenges from growing population numbers and decreasing resources. The panelists discuss innovative models and sustainable solutions.





“Sustainable Mega-Events in Developing Countries:
Experiences and Insights from South Africa, India and Brazil”
Thursday, 8th December 2011, 15h00-16h30
German Stand, Quinine Tree Marquee, COP17 Climate Change Response Expo

(The expo is situated at Centrum Car Park, Bram Fischer Road, within 300 metres of the International Convention Centre, directly between the COP 17 transport hub and the formal COP 17 negotiating space in the Convention Centre.)
Moderator: Christian Huebner, KAS

Panelists:
  • Andreas Jung, MdB
  • Mark Borchers, Sustainable Energy Africa (South Africa)
  • Shailly Kedia, TERI (India)
  • Dr Christoph Trusen, GITEC GmbH (Brazil)
Background: How can Mega-Events, such as the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ in South Africa, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India as well as the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, be used as catalysts for sustainable urban development? The authors of a new KAS manual will share practical insights and scientific research findings. 





“Sustainable Mega-Events in Developing Countries:
Experiences and Insights from South Africa, India and Brazil”
Thursday, 8th December, 17h00-18h30
Climate Smart Cape Town Stand, COP17 Climate Change Response Expo
(The expo is situated at Centrum Car Park, Bram Fischer Road, within 300 metres of the International Convention Centre, directly between the COP 17 transport hub and the formal COP 17 negotiating space in the Convention Centre.)

Moderator: Christian Huebner, KAS
 
Welcoming & Opening Remarks
  • Dr Werner Boehler,KAS
  • Frank Spengler,KAS 
Speakers:
  • Mark Borchers, Sustainable Energy Africa (South Africa)
  • Shailly Kedia, TERI (India)
  • Dr Christoph Trusen, GITEC GmbH (Brazil)
Please note that Norbert Roettgen, German Federal Environment Minister will attend this event.

Background:
How can Mega-Events, such as the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ in South Africa, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India as well as the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, be used as catalysts for sustainable urban development? Based on three country case studies the authors analyze challenges and opportunities that come with such events. The aim of the manual is to assist future host cities, particularly in a developing country context, and promote the hosting of such events in an environmentally as well as economically and socially sustainable manner. 


















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