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ICCB 2019 Sustainability Innovations Theater Presentation Schedule

Special Sustainability Program with Bob Taylor, Taylor Guitars

 

Daily Conversations in the Sustainability Innovations Theater
KLCC, Exhibition Hall 4 & 5, Level 1

These 45-minute interactive discussions are fast-moving and dynamic conversations that provide audience members with crucial new information and viewpoints. The goal is for all participants to come away with something—a new idea, a fresh perspective, or a new strategy.

Monday 22 July from 11:00 – 11:45
Plastics Solutions: A Conversation

Since plastic was invented, we have become dependent upon its use in every facet of our lives. It is only in the last several decades, when recycling programs were established and the discovery of plastics in even the most remote locations and micro plastics in our food and water, that we have come to realize how problematic our dependency on plastics has become. The experts on this panel acknowledge these challenges and are dedicated to finding workable solutions to the plastics problem and achieve a circular economy. The panelists and audience will engage in a healthy and productive conversation that promotes collaboration between the conservation efforts of individuals, communities, and businesses.

Moderator and Experts

  • Moderator: Dr. Leslie Cornick, Associate Dean for the College of STEM, Eastern Washington University and ICCB Steering Committee Chair, USA 
  • Mr. Fabien Cousteau, Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, USA
  • Mr. Eng Leong Goh, Managing Director for Singapore and Malaysia, BASF Global, Malaysia
  • Mr. Craig Leeson, Plastic Oceans International, Hong Kong 
  • Ms. CY Wee, Chairman of the Sustainability Sub-Committee, Malaysia Plastics Manufacturers Association, Malaysia

Tuesday 23 July from 11:00 – 11:45
Empowering Communities: A Conversation

Oftentimes the territories of the most biodiverse regions of the world overlap with that of local communities and indigenous peoples. The ecosystem knowledge, cultural perspectives and unique connection to the land these individuals possess are critically important factors that should be included in conservation partnerships and efforts. Experts on this panel understand the need to empower communities and indigenous peoples in conservation and are dedicated to finding workable solutions to address our greatest threats to biodiversity. The panel experts and audience will engage in a healthy and productive conversation on the issues surrounding the often-neglected roles that indigenous peoples and local communities can play in conservation planning, policy and practice, sustainable development, and stewardship.  

Moderator and Experts

  • Moderator: Dr. Kevin Njabo, Africa Director and Assistant Adjunct Professor, Center for Tropical Research, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, USA
  • Mr. Bob Taylor, Guitar Maker and Co-Founder, Taylor Guitars, USA
  • Ms. Yasmin Rasyid, President, EcoKnights, Malaysia
  • Dr. C. Madegowda, Senior Research Associate, ATREE, India

Wednesday 23 July from 11:00 – 11:45
Diversity in Science: A Conversation
Diversity is essential to delivering excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Diverse and inclusive scientific and business workforces draw from the widest range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences thereby maximising innovation and creativity for the benefit of humanity. This conversation will assume the audience is aware that the lack of diversity in science and business workforces is a concern and require everyone to work together on solutions. Experts will draw from their own career experiences and/or share how their organizations are working to ensure the inclusion of under-represented groups. The panelists and audience will engage in a healthy and productive conversation on how to build and support an inclusive community or workplace.

Moderator and Experts

  • Moderator: Dr. Ellen Hines, Professor of Geography & Environment and Associate Director of Academic Programs, Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco State University, USA
  • Ms. Purnima Barman, Wildlife Biologist, Aranyak, India
  • Dr. Jon Paul Rodriguez, Chair of Species Survival Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland
  • Ms. Shakila Rajendra, Sustainability Head, Cenergi-SEA, Malaysia

Thursday 24 July from 11:00 – 11:45
Saving Wild Life and Wild Places: A Conversation
There are a multitude of issues that are threatening species and habitats across the globe, including overhunting and overfishing, invasive species, toxic pollution, deforestation, and climate change. Scientists, practitioners, conservation organizations, government agencies, and partner coalitions within the conservation community recognize these issues and are making innovative, collaborative, and significant steps to address them. All experts on this panel acknowledge these challenges and are dedicated to finding workable solutions to save wildlife and wild places. The panelists and audience will engage in a healthy and productive conversation that promotes collaboration between the conservation efforts of individuals, organizations, and government agencies.

Moderator and Experts