The 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..
Lawrence 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...
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