Copenhagen – another chance for climate control agreement

With the current Kyoto agreement on climate change lacking the support of some key nations (including the world’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions), all eyes are now on the Copenhagen Conference in December as the best chance to create a concerted effort to stabilise the world’s climate.
On Thursday Nov 19th at 7.30pm Green Light on Bath presents a talk entitled Countdown to Copenhagen, with Eliot Whittington (pictured), Senior Advisor to Christian Aid’s Climate Justice Initiative.
As with so many things, the poorest communities in the world are the most vulnerable to climate change. They tend to suffer first from its effects on agriculture, from flooding and from sea level changes, with hundreds of thousands of deaths a year already attributed to climate change. Eliot Whittington’s role is to help get the best possible deal for poor people from the Copenhagen agreement, and on the 19th he’ll consider what a fair agreement would look like.

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