The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College have kicked off a new season of their Eco Lunch & Learn Series II.

A spokesperson said, “The second half of Series II runs on the last Thursday of each month in February, March and April, 2020. Series III will begin with another slate of presentations in the fall semester at the College [September, October and November 2020].

“On Thursday, February 27, Dr. Anne Glasspool will be presenting a lecture on ‘Climate Change: How can Bermuda respond’.”

Dr. Glasspool said, “Consider the vulnerability of all small islands and how they may effect strategies to mitigate the impact of climate change on their economic, social and physical well-being and how these relate to Bermuda.”

The spokesperson said, “Dr. Anne Glasspool is a Bermudian Chartered Environmentalist with an M.Sc. in Fisheries Management, a Ph.D. in Marine Biology with over 30 years of work experience in the environmental sciences.

“She is Vice President of Bermuda Environmental Consulting Ltd., specialising in environmental impact assessment, environmental management planning, regulatory compliance, ecological assessments and remediation projects for a diverse suite of clients.

“After starting her career in Bermuda as the Senior Site Operator for the Air/Ocean Chemistry Experiment [AEROCE], she then led the award-winning Bermuda Biodiversity Project from its inception in 1997 until 2008, building and managing a network of scientists researching Bermuda’s natural environment.

“She is the author of a number of scientific publications and technical reports and she took the lead in promoting local conservation action through the initiation and development of the Bermuda Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, a community-based blueprint for conservation in Bermuda. Dr. Glasspool has served on various management, research, advisory and education committees for a number of NGO’s and the Bermuda Government.|

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