Canadian scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster Dr David Suzuki will present the 2013 Jack Beale Lecture on the Global Environment this month at the University of New South Wales.

 Dr Suzuki, a geneticist, is an Emeritus Professor at the University of British Columbia, holds 28 honorary degrees from universities around the globe, and is co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

His foundation works with governments, business and individuals to help protect the diversity of nature, as well as a high quality of life, by providing science-based research, education and policy work.

Dr Suzuki has been recognised by the United Nations for his environmental leadership. He is also renowned for his many books and award-winning radio and television programs on the natural sciences and environmental issues.

He will speak on the topic of Imagining a sustainable future: foresight over hindsight.

The Jack Beale Lecture on the Global Environment was established in 1999 by the Hon Dr Jack Beale, Australia’s first Minister for the Environment (NSW parliament).

It provides the opportunity for an eminent scientist to examine Australia’s environmental responsibilities, opportunities and performance within the global context.

What: 2013 Jack Beale Lecture on the Global Environment delivered by Dr David Suzuki

When: Saturday 21 September 6pm-7.30pm. Doors open at 5.30pm

Where: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Kensington Campus.

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Media contact: Deborah Smith, UNSW Science: 02 9385 7307, 0478 492 060,