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QUB public lecture: Prof. Tim Benton - Environmental Tipping Points and Foo...
Thu 11 May 2017, 16:30 – 18:00 BST
The Nexus project, in collaboration with the Institute for Global Food Security, is hosting an important lecture by Prof. Tim Benton, Professor of Ecology at Leeds University, on Thursday 11 May 2017, 4.30pm, Isdell Courtyard, Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road.
Tim Benton is UK Champion for Global Food Security (GFS). He is the lead author of the GFS report Environmental Tipping Points and Food System Dynamics, presented in this lecture. The report provides evidence for the existence of environmental tipping points, highlights the need to give greater consideration to potential step-changes in food systems as part of risk management, and explores potential consequences for global food security.
Tea and coffee will be served from 4.00pm. The lecture will be the first of the evening and will precede Prof. Temple Grandin's talk, 'Understanding Animal Behaviour'. If you wish to attend both lectures, please register for each separately.
The Nexus project, School of Social Sciences, Education, & Social Work, is investigating how climate change and future energy availability could affect food and farming in Northern Ireland, and explores ways government agencies, businesses, voluntary organisations, and researchers can work together to address these challenges. For further information please contact Wayne Foord - email: email@example.com