Dr. John Agard, a professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at
the University of the West Indies, will give a presentation
entitled, "Environment in Development: The Impact of Climate
Change," on Thursday, November 20, at 8:30 a.m. in Business 110 on
UVI's St. Thomas Campus. The presentation will be videoconferenced
to Evans Center 401 on the St. Croix campus.
Dr. Agard is an expert on the environment, having served as a lead
author in the United Nations initiated Millennium Ecosystem
Assessment (MA) published in 2005. He also served as a coordinating
lead author of the 2007 UNEP Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-4).
He is also lead author of the Small Islands Chapter of the Fourth
Assessment Report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) published by Cambridge University Press in 2007. The MA
authors received the Zayed Prize for the Environment while the IPCC
and Al Gore shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
At the regional level, Dr. Agard is a co-leader of the Caribbean
Sea Assessment (CARSEA), published in 2007. He is a member of the
Caribbean Sea Commission formed by the Association of Caribbean
States (ACS) to advance the cause of integrated management of the
Caribbean Sea. He is also a member of the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) Regional Task Force on Climate Change.
Dr. Agard's visit is being hosted by the UVI Division of Science
and Mathematics. For further information please contact Dean of the
division of Science and Mathematics, Dr. Camille McKayle, at