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Tackling Resource Challenges in the 21st Century: Avoiding Worst Case Scenarios
Chatham House, 10 November 2009, London
10 November 2009
In the lead up to Copenhagen, CCTM Project Coordinator Tom Spencer attended the conference ?Tackling Resource Challenges in the 21st Century: Avoiding Worst Case Scenarios?.
The event, hosted by Chatham House, within the Energy, Environment and Development Programme (EEDP), in association with the Royal Society and BBC programme ?The World Tonight?, was part of a series of activities designed to take a fresh look at worst case scenarios. The aim is to generate innovative thinking and to highlight flashpoints in international affairs associated with resource challenges and management in the next years.
The key topics explored during the four sessions included the interdependent challenges of climate change, energy, water and food, the emerging technologies and risks and the elaboration of long-term policy options in anticipation of the December Copenhagen climate summit.
Tom Spencer, presented his research on ?Glacial Melt at the Third Pole: The Worst Case Scenario?, giving information on the process of loss of the Himalayan glaciers and on its regional security implications. The conference was also an opportunity to brief the participants about the CCTM project and the release of the first MAC Statement.