Alternative Conference for the Rio Summit
June 16, 2012 10:00Tagged as: bioenergy climate_change deforestation environmentalism gender growth justice rio
Taking place at the central London Universities - SOAS, the Institute of Education (IOE) and University College London (UCL). Opening plenary in IOE, Thornhaugh Street off Russell Square, Russell Square Tube.
Rio to Rio: 20 wasted years?
Between 1992 and 2012:
The global surface temperature has risen by 0.38C.
The Arctic sea ice has decreased by 2.94 million square kilometres.
The CO2 in the atmosphere has risen by 35.19 PPM.
30 661 900 hectares of Brazilian forest have been lost.
More than 431,215.08 million tonnes of CO2 have been emitted.
The amount of CO2 emitted per year has risen from 21,421.45 to 30,398.42 million tonnes.
On the weekend preceding the Rio Summit (20-22nd June), a wide range of workshops and seminars - and an exciting main plenary - are planned.
Titles include :
“Food Security - how can we stop a tragedy unfolding ?”
“Green Energy versus ‘Extreme’ Energy”
“One Million Climate Jobs”
“Inequity is not only bad for society but a barrier to dealing effectively with the ecological crisis”
"Renewing Political Commitment to win the global battle against eco-calamity: a lost cause or is there a way forward. ?”
“We will not achieve environmental justice without a fundamental shift in values”
“New legal frameworks for a new era of environmental progress and justice”
“Can London lead the way in the fight against climate meltdown ?”
and more workshops on Green growth vs De-growth, bioenergy and land grabs, forests and biodiversity, aviation, geo-engineering, oceans, Zero Carbon Britain by 2030, arctic methane time bomb, generational justice, climate refugees, civil disobedience, “fracking”, population, gender and climate change, false solutions, TREC: energy from the deserts, …and more.
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