When

Friday 19 June 2009

Venue

Centre of African Studies
George Square
Edinburgh

Agenda


0900 – 0930: Registration and Coffee, 4th floor, Chrystal Macmillan building
0930: Welcome and introductions: Dr James Smith, acting Director of CAS.
0935: Opening of Symposium: Vice-Principal (International) Prof. Stephen Hillier
0950: Session 1: Perspectives on bioenergy – Chair: Dr Colin Pritchard
Mr Steven Hunt, Practical Action Consulting: “Small-scale bioenergy initiatives: the FAO/PISCES Case Studies.”
1030: Dr Andy Kerr, Edinburgh Climate Change Centre: “Bioenergy and Climate Change”
1110: Coffee break

1130: Prof Jack Ponton, Edinburgh University: “Energy from biomass resources: how much? where from?”
1210: Dr Simon Shackley, UK Biochar Research Centre: “Biochar: major contributor to carbon sequestration?”
1250: Book Launch
1300: Lunch

1400: Session 2: Policy issues in bioenergy – Chair: Dr James Smith
Dr Sheila Operaocha, ENERGIA network: “Gender and Equity in bioenergy policy”
1440: Prof Donald Mackenzie, Edinburgh University: "Making Things the Same: Gases, Emission Rights and the Politics of Carbon Markets"
1520: Dr Emma Frow, ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum: “Bioeconomics – technology drivers for bioenergy development”
1600: Dr Arivudai Nambi, M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation: “Perception of climate issues in India and the US”
1620: Close

For those able to stay on, we are invited to participate in a meeting with Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP (Secretary of State for International Development) and Nigel Griffiths MP (former Deputy Leader of the Commons) on “Protecting Developing Countries from the Credit Crunch”. This will be held at St George’s West Church, 58 Shandwick Place, at 6.30 p.m. We will gather there at 6 p.m. to meet the MPs.
Following this meeting there will be an informal dinner at a local restaurant.

Registration form

If you wish to take part in any of these post-symposium activities, please complete the attached form and return to
colin.pritchard at ed.ac.uk


Symposium Booking Form

Contact

If you wish to take part in any of these post-symposium activities, please complete the attached form and return to
colin.pritchard at ed.ac.uk