Challenges and Opportunities for Technologists in Addressing Climate Change Effects

22 August 2022 - 3 minutes read

Date:  17th September 2022 (Saturday)
Time:  10:00 am – 12: 00 pm
Platform:  (Google Meet)
Video Playback : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTp_pbXAWOw (Youtube, Note : Error in sound recording)

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SYNOPSIS
In 1981, a paper published in the Science Journal predicted the future climate change effects due to global warming based on CO2 emissions from human activities. Today we are witnessing the predicted effects ranging from heatwave, drought, sea level rise and extreme weather conditions, more frequently and in higher severity. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) with the objective of advancing the knowledge on human-induced climate change. The latest IPCC Report 2022 highlighted the impacts and vulnerability to the economy, society, basic survival of nations as well as the necessary adaptation.

In this talk, Mr Chiew will share his views and knowledge on the challenges of addressing the climate change issues as well as the opportunities arising from the much needed mitigation and adaptation, based on his 25 years on environmental consultancy experience. His talk will touch on energy transition, decarbonisation, getting the right balance in climate policies and the importance of biodiversity protection. The growing interests in ESG reporting by public and private companies must be backed by good corporate governance and commitment to take the right actions, instead of just greenwashing statements on Net Zero Carbon Emissions.

SPEAKER
A chemical engineer by training,  Mr Chiew Teck Wee has 25 years of experience in environmental consultancy and project management. Mr Chiew received his degree from University of Malaya and later completed MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London. He is registered with the Department of Environment (DOE) as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant. He is also a certified Lead Environmental Auditor.

Mr Chiew specialises in environmental impact assessment (EIA), environmental audit, air quality modelling & assessment, waste management, soil & groundwater contamination and related risk management. Over the years, he has been involved in over 200 environmental, health & safety (EHS) assessments. His expertise covers due diligence, compliance and advisory on environmental liability issues. His work has taken him to Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa regions.

Mr Chiew started to work on climate change issues in the late 1990s, where he conducted carbon footprint assessments to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from offshore oil & gas production, power plants and landfills. More recently, he assists corporate clients to set up their GHG accounting and reporting system to meet Bursa Malaysia’s ESG requirements. Besides, he provide training and consultancy on climate change strategy.

Mr Chiew is the Managing Director and Founder of Riverstone Environmental Sdn Bhd.
http://www.riverstone-enviro.com

 

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