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Lawrence Bloom Marios Gerogiokas and Murad Qureshi on the Green Economy InitiativeLawrence Bloom and Murad Qureshi AM discussed the alternatives facing London as a city and the world as a whole due to climate change. Lawrence Bloom, is the Chair of the United Nations Environment Programme and the former chairman, current Council Member, of the World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on Urban Development, Davos. Murad Qureshi AM is the Chair of the Environment Committee of the Greater London Authority’s London Assembly. See the video and Lawrence Bloom's paper, Reclaiming Tomorrow.

There were a number of notable contributions from the audience including Nicky Gavron AM who, as the former Deputy Mayor, was leading the climate change response on behalf of London during the Ken Livingston Mayoral administration. Read More...

Murad Qureshi report on evening.      For photos click here. 



A Future for Our Children? Can I make it happen?

Written by Greg Peachey
Monday, 24 November 2008 00:00
On entering the exhibition area in ExCeL on Saturday 22nd November 2008, one of the first things that caught everyone’s eye was a dazzling green algae lamp! The contribution to the Global Peace Festival by the Environment Focus Group chaired by C-Green Solutions and the benefits returned were both highly successful. These included a project co-sponsored by the GPF, an exhibition stand and a focus session.

Read more: A Future for Our Children? Can I make it happen?

dr_yacob_mulugettaThe UPF-UK Environment Chapter has organized a series of conferences to raise awareness of  environmental issues with the first on 16 July 2009. This is the first in a series of conferences aiming to answer questions, promote discussion and bring awareness in view of the upcoming “Copenhagen 2009 Climate Change Conference” in December. Photo link

Dr. Yacob Mulugetta, Deputy Director of the Centre for Environment Strategy of Surrey University presented a thorough analysis on issues of food, water and energy crises that humankind is facing today. He described the daunting prospect of the 'perfect storm' of multiple resource deficiencies. He concluded his analysis quoting Martin Luther King’s call for change of values, ‘Revolution of values: I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. – We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society.'   Read More..