PN280105EA

IMMEDIATE

FRIDAY 28 JANUARY 2005

ATTENTION: NEWS EDITORS/ECONOMIC/ENVIRONMENT/ POLITICAL CORRESPONDENTS

FOR FORWARD PLANNING

LORDS COMMITTEE ON THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO HEAR FROM CONTROVERSIAL AUTHOR

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee inquiry into the Economics of Climate Change is due to hear evidence from controversial Danish economist Professor Bjorn Lomborg − author of The Skeptical Environmentalist.

Lomborg was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time Magazine in April 2004.

He is one of three witnesses due to appear before the Committee on Tuesday 1 February, from 3.45 pm, Committee Room 3.*

The Committee will also hear from:

  • Dr Rajendra Pachauri

(Chairman of  the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)

  • Professor Richard Tol

(Professor of Sustainability and Global Change University of Hamburg)

The evidence session is open to the public. Access is via St Stephen's Entrance, Palace of Westminster. Allow 15 minutes to pass through security.

(*Please note: room allocations can change at short notice.)

For more information about Professor Richard Tol use the following link:

http://www.uni-hamburg.de/Wiss/FB/15/Sustainability/tol.html

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