Event Date: 24 June 2013
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 7HX
To seek, to find, to live
A series of events examining the past and future of society and the environment
Round-table discussion: Coastal matters
With: Sue Brooks, Sunil Amrith, Alex Colas
Chair: Karen Wells
This expert panel will consider the interaction between the environmental history of coastlines, sea level rise, climate change and the containerisation of the world economy. A Birkbeck historian, a physical geographer and political scientist will discuss ways in which the economic geography of world trade is connected to environmental phenomena such as rising sea-levels and storminess, and how these in turn affect cross-border management and policy making under global climate change. The debates will be underpinned by examples of coastal change and management from the developed and developing world.
Introduction by Dr Karen Wells:.
Dr Sue Brooks
Dr Alex Colas
Dr Sunil Amrith
Discussion and Questions: