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British Presidency of EU organises environment debate in Cyprus
2005-07-05 10:17:52

Nicosia, Jul 5 (CNA) -- The British High Commission and the British Council in Nicosia are organising a series of events in Cyprus on environmental issues, as part of action within the EU on climate change and the promotion of sustainable development, which form a key priority for the six-month UK presidency.

Beginning this week, eminent UK speakers will give lectures and participate in ''cafe scientifique debates'' on a range of issues at venues throughout Cyprus, according to a news release by the organisers.

The first lecture will be given on Wednesday, July 6, at 7.00 pm, at the Hilton Park Hotel in Nicosia. Professor Mike Hulme of the School of Environmental Sciences of the University of East Anglia and executive director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK will speak on ''Climate Change.''

The professor will speak on the same subject at a cafe scientifique debate at Cafe Octana (6, Aristidou Street) in Nicosia on Thursday, July 7, at 6.00 pm.

Lectures are also scheduled for September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 7.

Cafe scientifique debates are to be held also on September 22, October 20, November 17 and December 8.

All events are being organised in cooperation with local partners of the British High Commission and the British Council in Cyprus.

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