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on 29 Aug, 15:16

Seminar On Climate Change: Burning Questions For The Media

Seminar On Climate Change: Burning Questions For The Media
Past Event
9 Sep - 10 Sep
9:00 - 17:00
Dorsett Grand Subang

RSVP here: http://aidcom.unisel.edu.my/news-events/35-climate-change-burning-questions-for-the-media

Seminar Organised by: AIDCOM & UNISEL

DAY 1 – TUESDAY

9.00 – 9.30 Opening Ceremony
Welcome Address: Datuk A. Kadir Jasin – Chairman
Asian Institute for Development Communication
Inaugural Speech & Opening: Prof. Dr. Hj Anuar bin Hj Ahmad – President/Vice Chancellor, Universiti Selangor (Unisel)
9.30-10.00 Keynote Speech: Climate Change and the Coming Water Crisis – Options and Solutions
Ir. Jaseni Maidinsa – General Manager, Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang
10.00-10.15 Discussion
10.15-10.30 Refreshment
10.30 SESSION 1 – DEVELOPMENT & CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CHANGE
Chairperson: Mr Murugadas Loganathan, Climate Change and Energy Attache, British High Commission
10.30-11.20 Science and Issues of Climate Change – Mr Gurmit Singh, Chairman, Centre for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia (CETDEM)
11.20-11.45 Discussion
11.45 SESSION 2 – MALAYSIA’S APPROACHES IN COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE
Chairperson: Ms Josie Fernandez, Special Representative on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Sarawak
11.45-12.40 Malaysia’s Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Efforts & MyCarbon Programme – Dr. Gary W. Theseira, Deputy Undersecretary at the Environmental Management & Climate Change Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
12.40-1.00 Discussion
1.00-2.00 Lunch
2.00 SESSION 3 – CLIMATE RISKS IN ASIA – TIME FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT?
Chairperson: Dr Hazeri Adnan, Director, Institute of Strategic and International Studies
2.00-2.20 Findings from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report
Dr Joy Jacqueline Pereira, Professor, Institute for Environment & Development, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
2.20-2.40 Adaptation – A Neglected Agenda? – Ms Hilary Chiew, Third World Network
2.40-3.15 Discussion
3.15-3.30 Tea break
3.30 SESSION 4 – ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PATHS – DRAWING WISDOM FROM TRADITIONAL CULTURES
Chairperson: Mr Colin Nicholas, Centre for Orang Asli Concerns
3.30-4.15 Sustainable Lifestyles of Local Communities
Ms Anne Lasimbang, PACOS TRUST – Yet to confirm
4.15-4.45 Discussion
4.45 End of Day 1

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY

9.00 SESSION 5 – THE MEDIA’S ROLE IN REPORTING ON CLIMATE CHANGE – OBSERVER, ADVOCATE OR CRITIC?
Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Azmuddin Ibrahim, Dean, Faculty of Mass Media & Communication, University Selangor
9.00-10.00 Media’s Role in Climate Change Reporting – Datuk Yong Heong, General Manager, Bernama
Discussant: Mr Balan Moses, ABN Media Group
10.00-10.30 Discussion
10.30-10.45 Tea Break
10.45 SESSION 6 – CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE NEWS: CONTENT ANALYSIS – Chairperson: Dato’ Azman Ujang
10.45-12.00 Content Analysis of Climate Change Reporting in Malaysia – Mr Sharaad Kuttan/Mr Jason Lim, BFM89.9
12.00-12.30 Discussion
12.30-2.00 Lunch
2.00-3.15 BREAKOUT SESSION – MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING IN MALAYSIA – ITS CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIESModerators
Mr Ismail bin Hashim, Universiti Selangor
Mr Mohamad Reaz Abdullah, Northern Corridor Implementation Authority
3.15-3.30 Tea Break
3.30-4.45 PANEL SESSION – THE MEDIA AS AN AGENT OF CHANGE – TAKING ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Chairperson: Mr Zaharom Nain, Associate Professor, University of NottinghamPanelists:
Ms Hilary Chiew, Third World Network
Ms Firoza Burhanudeen, Universiti Selangor
4.45-4.50 Closing Remarks/End

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