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Monday, 13 July 2015, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Singapore at 50: Oil and Water - Inextricably Mixed

Lord Oxburgh

Modern civilization depends on both energy and water. The world is facing crises in the availability of both. Water is needed to produce energy and energy is needed to process and move water. Different countries address their challenges in different ways and with different degrees of urgency – Singapore shows how a small and densely populated island can successfully balance the needs of people and environment

Globally the energy challenge is to meet the needs of a growing world population while burning less fossil fuel. The water challenge is to meet the needs of agriculture, industry and people, while leaving sufficient for the other kinds of life on earth. Lord Oxburgh, previously Chairman of the British House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology and Chairman of Shell UK, is a recipient of Singapore's Honorary Citizen Award.

This lecture will be delivered as part of the 2015 City of London Festival.

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Lord Oxburgh, previously Chairman of the British House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology and Chairman of Shell UK, is a recipient of Singapore's Honorary Citizen Award.

Lord Oxburgh is a geologist and geophysicist. He is well known for his work as a public advocate in both academia and the business world in addressing the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and develop alternative energy sources.

 

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13 July 2015

Singapore at 50: Oil and Water - Inextricably Mixed
Lord Oxburgh

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