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Environmental scientist to deliver Town Hall talk

Lerwick Town Hall. Photo: Shetland NewsLerwick Town Hall. Photo: Shetland News

THE PRESIDENT of the International Environmental Forum will give a presentation in Lerwick next weekend on themes including climate change, economic globalisation and the values of unity.

Dr Arthur Dahl will bring his talk Meeting The Challenges of the 21st Century to Lerwick Town Hall from 7.30pm Saturday 1 June, with entry free.

He is a former senior official in the United Nations Environment Programme, with five decades of international experience in environment and sustainability.

Dr Dahl, a noted Baha’i, is a specialist on oceans and coastal areas, coral reefs, island environmental management, climate change and biodiversity.

His Shetland visit comes as part of a wider trip around Scotland where he will discuss the “pressing issues” facing humanity.

Local Baha’i Robert Bennet said: ‘We are very privileged to have such a knowledgeable and experienced visitor coming to Shetland.

“In his opening sentence at Time for Reflection in the Scottish Parliament last Tuesday Dr Dahl said ‘climate change represents an existential crisis, with leading scientists calling for urgent action on all fronts, and our children on strike and marching in the streets for their endangered future’.

“This presentation will be of great interest to all who care about the future of our planet.”