Malta Seminar

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Trends and Economic Challenges in Malta as part of the ‘Climate Change Research Seminar Series’.

Date: Tuesday 29th November 2016

Organisation: by the Climate Change Research Platform of the University of Malta* and PRIMO**

Venue: IT Services Building, Room VC102, Malta University

The Climate Change Platform (CCP) was set up, under the auspices of the Islands and Small States Institute, to facilitate collaborations between University of Malta entities and individuals interested in climate change issues, and to promote research and teaching initiatives relating to climate change.

The aim of these research seminars is twofold, it presents state of the art research developed by members of the University of Malta, and identifies gaps where further research is needed to support policy.



16.30. Registration and welcome coffee

17.00. Welcome Remarks

  • Lino Briguglio, Islands and Small States Institute Director and Climate Change Platform Steering Commiitee Member

17.10. Keynote Address – 20 minutes

  • John Sammut, ‘Climat echange and Risk Managment’ (TBC, Shield Consultants and Visiting Lecturer with the Insurance Department of the University of Malta

17.30. Panel Discussion – 60 minutes

Moderation by Stefano Moncada, Climate Change Platform Focal Point

  • Representative from the Department of Local Government
  • Marisa Attard, Director of Insusrance and Pensions Superivison, Malta Financial Service Authority
  • Adrian Mifsud Malta Local Council Association (TBC)
  • Representative from the Malta Insurance Association (TBC)
  • Simon Grima, Head of Insurance Department and Public Risk Management Organisation (PRIMO)
  • John Sammut, Shield Consultants and Visiting Lecturer with the Insurance Department
  • John Paul Cauchi Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA)

18.30. Questions and Facilitated Discussion – 30 minutes

19.00. Drinks and Refreshments

* Under the auspices of the Islands and Small States Institute, and with the contribution of the Institute for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, and the Institute for European Studies.

** This seminar is part of the ‘From Global to Local‘ platform, which is founded by PRIMO and UDITE to discuss and outline local and regional activities based on relevant global risks.

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