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February 25, Adapt to Survive – Luncheon Speaker Series

February 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$5 – $30.00

Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series

DR. Edward W. (Ted) Manning

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

 12:00 p.m. 

 Palais Imperial Restaurant,

 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa


$30 for luncheon and presentation (12:00 p.m.)

$5 for presentation only (arrive 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available)

RESERVATIONS: Group78@group78.org, 613-565-9449 ext. 22 or Eventbrite

Join us for Lunch RSVP by Friday, February 21, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., presentation only participants are welcome to walk in, seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Payment/registration options:
1) Interac e-transfer: direct deposit payment to group78@group78.org, please include a note with your name and email.
2) e-mail RSVP  (cheque, cash, credit, debit at the door):
3) Online (Eventbrite)

Online Registration

*Individuals who do not cancel their reservations for the lunch at least 24 hours before the luncheon will be billed $30.


In an ideal world, humanity would take such actions as are required to limit climate change to levels compatible with sustaining the global ecosystem.  It is becoming increasingly clear that the choice of a path that keeps global warming below 2 degrees is unlikely, and that humans and other creatures will, therefore, need to live with the results.

Dr. Manning will discuss adaptation strategies prepared for various UN agencies and national governments primarily focused on small islands, coastal zones and World Heritage sites, and developing risk management methods for the UN World Tourism Organization. He will also cover work by international organizations to define scenarios and practical tools towards creating more robust responses in support of survival.   Ted will then review some global approaches, such as those underway with Small Island Developing States and with tourism in coastal zones and fragile ecosystems.

The presentation will end with a brief discussion of what it may mean for individual Canadians and their communities.  Even if we get it right, the transition is unlikely to be smooth and it does not hurt to be prepared.

Edward W. (Ted) Manning

Ted Manning is President of Tourisk Inc., based in Ottawa Canada and providing integrated planning for heritage sites and tourism destinations worldwide.  Dr. Manning has worked in environmentally and culturally sensitive areas for the UN World Tourism Organization, (UNWTO) the World Wildlife Fund and in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.  He served as Executive Manager, Sustainable Tourism for Tourism Canada, and as a planner for Environment Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency. He has published 23 books and over 100 articles on development, tourism and environmental management topics.

He has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for the Club of Rome, as President of the Canadian Association of Geographers and as an Adjunct Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University.


February 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 – $30.00
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Sarah Bowles
613-565-9449 ext. 23
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Palais Imperial Restaurant
311- 313 Dalhousie St.
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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