Panel Discussion – Positive Responses to Climate Change

When and where

Date & Time: Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: James Cook University, 149 Sims Drive 387380 Singapore


  • Dr Shawn Kaihekulani Yamauchi Lum
    Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) & President, Nature Society (Singapore)
  • Professor Michael Maniates
    Social Sciences (Environmental Studies), Yale-The National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Ms Jessica Cheam
    Managing Editor of Eco-Business, an award-winning journalist, TV presenter, director, producer and social entrepreneur
  • Mr Sandeep Chamling Rai
    Senior Advisor, Global Adaptation Policy, WWF International
  • Dr George M Jacobs
    James Cook University Singapore, author on environmental education and humane education & President, Vegetarian Society (Singapore)


In the mid-1960s, during the Cold War, the world lived in fear of the nuclear bomb, as the Soviet Union and United States threatened to unleash on each other what came to be called MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction). Today, about fifty years later, perhaps climate change represents the world’s greatest fear, threatening to unleash an arsenal of natural disasters, which may flood large portions of the populated world, including Singapore, and wreak havoc on our food supply. Yes, climate change does indeed represent a grave threat. However, instead of cowering in fear and building their personal life rafts, our expert panel see opportunities for making long overdue changes, changes which will not only lessen the destruction of climate change but also make our world a happier, healthier place.