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SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER, 12.00-5.00 pm at the INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (near SOAS)
Rehad Desai, from South Africa addresses the Climate Justice Conference about the upcoming mobilisation in Durban, for COP 17
The Climate Justice Conference proved a fascinating event for all those who attended. The range of speakers present provided all manner of interesting insights at this well attended event. And the relaxed ambience with the bar and ample space for stalls and informal networking all contributed to making it a generally much-enjoyed experience and a great success.
Everyone is now primed for the upcoming STAND UP FOR JUSTICE event midway through the Durban Climate Talks on Saturday 3rd December…
Speakers included Rehad Desai, film-maker and activist from South Africa, who will talk about climate justice issues there and the South African mobilisation for COP 17(for Rehad's speaking tour around the country the following week see here) , Murad Qureshi, GLA member, Labour, Bangadeshi Community, Dr Daanish Mustafa Lecturer on Geography at Kings College, Herbert Mwalukomo formerly of Concern Universal and the Wildlife and Environment Society of Malawi, Ichin Cheng, Research Director Sustainable Innovation Lab, Polly Higgins to speak on “Ecocide”, Derek Wall, Green Party, on the indigenous and climate in Peru, Jutta Kill from FERN on carbon trading, Dr Stuart Parkinson Exec director of Scientists for Global Responsibility on the science behind escalating weather disasters, Meredith Alexander Head of Trade and Corporates from Action Aid and speakers from Biofuelwatch, Christian Aid , Platform and the CCC Trade union group.
Speaking in the opening plenary: "The meaning of Climate Justice" (12 noon - 1pm):
Regional workshops (1pm-2pm):
Fringe Workshops (2pm-3pm):
Thematic Workshops (3pm-4pm):
Closing plenary: "The Road to Climate Justice" (4pm-5pm) so far:
Film Showings from the Native Spirit Foundation