Promises and Pitfalls of Nature-based Climate Solutions (ArtScience Museum)
Date: 26 January 2021
Time: 5-6 pm SGT, UTC +8
Nature-based climate solutions are essentially ways of leveraging Nature’s superpower of carbon storage and sequestration through photosynthesis to help us tackle the challenge of climate change. Examples of these solutions include protecting our remaining natural ecosystems, and restoring degraded ones to a more natural state. Although nature-based solutions have great potential for addressing climate impacts, they are not without trade-offs that may limit their outcomes. Professor Koh will speak about how a better understanding of both the potential and limits of nature-based climate solutions is needed to help inform our climate policy and investment decisions.
About Climate Conversations:
Climate Conversations brings together climate scientists and ecologists in a programme of talks that spotlights some of the most profound stories from the frontlines of conservation and climate innovation. Speakers include Cynthia Doumbia, Mandy Barker, Intan Suci Nurhati, Lian Pin Koh and Shawn Kaihekulani Yamauchi Lum. It is held in conjuction with the exhibition Planet or Plastic?
About Planet or Plastic?
From the Arctic to the Antarctic, plastic waste is everywhere. Planet or Plastic?, ArtScience Museum’s first exhibition to launch since re-opening after Singapore’s circuit-breaker, shines a spotlight on the fragility of the natural environment as a result of the global plastic waste crisis. The exhibition endeavours to raise awareness of society’s dependence on plastic by visually depicting the crisis and highlighting the innovative individuals and communities who are working on solutions to this urgent problem.
About the ArtScience Museum
ArtScience Museum is a major cultural institution in Singapore that explores the intersection between art, science, technology and culture. It is the cultural component of Marina Bay Sands. Since its opening in February 2011, ArtScience Museum has staged large-scale exhibitions by some of the world’s major artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, M.C. Escher, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh, as well as exhibitions that explore aspects of science and technology – including particle physics, big data, robotics, palaeontology, marine biology and space science.
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