public forum: climate change - where to after Copenhagen?

The climate change negotiations held in Copenhagen were a disaster for the world's poor. This forum, being held in Belgrave on thursday the 18th of February will address the question of where we could be going on climate campaigning in 2010.

Public forum
climate change - where to after Copenhagen?

thursday 18 Feb.
6.30pm for a 6.45 start, until 8pm

Earthly Pleasures Cafe
- Bluestone Bar, 1627 Burwood Highway, Belgrave
close to Belgrave Railway Station, plenty of parking at rear (Mel ref: 75F10)
Disability access: there are steps to navigate

The climate change negotiations held in Copenhagen were a disaster for the world's poor. The chances of reaching a binding global agreement on climate change now appears ever further away.

Yet climate change is real and already happening. As a global community we must act now to radically reduce our emissions. But what are the options for climate change campaigners here in Australia? How should we respond to the failure of Copenhagen? How and where should we be campaigning?

This forum will address:

  •     how we might respond to the failure of Copenhagen. Where to now for the climate movement? Damien Lawson
  •     how to engage in international climate campaigning – including the problems of offsetting and the REDD – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation program - Ellen Roberts
  •     'climate refugees'. How should Australia respond to the needs of our neighbours in the Pacific. Wendy Flannery
  •     climate campaigning in Victoria – how can we achieve a rapid transition to renewable energy here in Victoria? Cam Walker

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

This is a free event

Organised by Friends of the Earth.

We welcome local community and environment groups to set up an information stall.

For further information, please call 9419 8700, e: cam.walker@foe.org.au

 

[the 'flood' for climate justice, Copenhagen, Dec 2009]