15 Sep (Sat): Prof Leo Tan speaks on "Greening the Red Dot - Creating a Legacy for the future?"

Singapore is a tiny island of a little over 720 square kilometers in size. It has a population of more than 5 million and has no natural resources to draw upon, except its people. So what is the value of nature and biodiversity to the socio-economic progress of this red dot? We are often reminded that it is business/finance and technology that drives the economy, not natural history! Is this really the case?
This seminar examines some aspects of the need or otherwise for nature and the environment in keeping our island salubrious and liveable as we chase our economic goals. How important or sustainable are the tiny pockets of natural forest, coastal mangroves, coral reefs and parks for us now and as a legacy for our future generations?

The talk is free but pre-registration is required online. More details. This talk by Professor Leo Tan, organized by Wee Kim Wee Centre, SMU

Time: 3-5pm
Venue: Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Level 5, Singapore Management University Administration Building
Contact: weekimweecentre@smu.edu.sg

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