The Six Senses Eco Symposium at Soneva Fushi in
the Maldives from 7-10 October 2010 will have an exciting line up
of guest speakers including leading consultants,
environmentalists, international policy makers and visionaries.
The Symposium’s opening speakers will be
President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, and his advisor on
climate change, Mark Lynas. President Nasheed has made worldwide
headlines with his country’s commitment to carbon neutrality by
2020. Mark Lynas’ bestselling book “Six Degrees: Our future on a
hotter planet” won the prestigious Royal Society Prize for Science
Books in 2007 and was turned into a documentary by National
Practical examples of eco technology will be showcased at the
Symposium to inspire the travel and tourism leaders attending.
Clean energy specialists such as Lounette Dyer of Soledo Energy,
Jeremy Leggett of Solarcentury, Eric Scotto of Akuo Energy Group
and Dr. Anthony Michaels of Proteus Environmental Technologies
will explain how existing technology can both reduce the carbon
footprint of hotels and resorts and increase profitability, the
holy grail for the industry.
Mike Mason, founder
of Climate Care, a market leader in the development of projects to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions, will focus on the economics of
low carbon financing.
The design stage of any carbon reduction scheme is vital in order
to minimize future expenditures and operational costs. Acclaimed
architects Professor Manfred Hegger of HHS Planer + Architekten
AG, Miguel Ruano of Miguel Ruano Associates Ltd and Sanjay Prakash
of Sanjay Prakash & Associates Pvt. Ltd will highlight the
benefits of responsible design.
addition to travel and tourism experts the Six Senses Eco
Symposium has also attracted leading environmentalists and
visionaries. Jonathon Porritt, former Chairman of the UK
Sustainable Development Commission, will present his view on what
is required to adapt to the effects of climate change. Other
speakers will include Professor Geoffrey Lipman of UNWTO, Stefan
Schurig and Jakob von Uexkull of The World Future Council, and
Costas Christ, editor of National Geographic Traveler.
And last, but certainly not least, the syposium will also hear what
the airline industry plans are to improve their carbon footprint
from British Airways’ Head of Environment Jonathon Counsell and
World Economic Forum’s aviation expert Thea Chiesa.
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