Why are sea levels rising and what can be done to stem the tide?
Over the past century, the burning of fossil fuels and other human and natural activities has released enormous amounts of heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere. These emissions have caused the Earth’s surface temperature to rise, and seas absorb about 80 percent of this additional heat.
Join the GCA, in partnership with the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), to discuss why sea levels are rising and what can be done to stem the tide.
|14:30||Welcome by Patrick Verkoijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation|
|14:35||Presentation Sea-level rise, where do we stand? by Dewi le Bars, climate research scientist at the KNMI|
|15:10||Presentation Circumpolar climate change and adaptation by Richard Bintanja, senior climate researcher at the KNMI|
|15:50||Closing remarks by Richard Klein, Director Science and Innovation at Global Center on Adaptation|
Extra follow up event
Immediately following this event, the Green Office, in cooperation with the New Energy Coalition and minor Future Planet Innovation, will be hosting the Sustainable Education Event. Former Netherlands Government Minister and children’s book author Jan Terlouw will share his views on sustainability and the future of society. In addition, there will be an information fair as well as workshops and lectures on the wider topic of sustainability.
For more information and registration, please click here.