Thursday, 23 June 2011

Lighter Footprints meeting - Voices from the Pacific

Our next Lighter Footprints meeting on Wed June 29th
7.30 pm
Guide hall
Faversham Rd
Canterbury

Voices from the Pacific
We have a speaker, Nic Maclellan. He is well known for his work on climate change and the the impact on our neighbours in the Pacific. We are lucky to have him.

Australia is currently debating the introduction of a carbon tax - but there is little public discussion of how government climate change policies are affecting people in neighbouring Pacific countries.
Join us for a discussion with journalist and researcher Nic Maclellan, who will talk on the impacts of global warming in the Pacific islands. Nic has recently visited island nations - including Kiribati, Tuvalu, Niue, Fiji, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands - to talk with communities that are responding to the challenges of global warming, peak oil and financial crisis.
As the world prepares for more climate negotiations in Durban next December, join us to discuss how global warming is affecting livelihoods for people living in our region and what we can do in Australia to work with our neighbours for a sustainable future.

Nic Maclellan works as a journalist and researcher in the Pacific islands. He has conducted research on climate change impacts for UNICEF Pacific, Oxfam International, the Lowy Institute and other organisations, and has written widely on environment and development in the Pacific region.

The first half of our meeting will be a presentation from Nic and discussion, before a break and then reforming to discuss other issues currently on our agenda.

We open the hall at 7 pm with drinks and nibbles and will start at 7.30pm.
Guide Hall on corner Faversham rd and Shierlaw Ave, Canterbury

For further information on either of these events contact me on 0411 115 186
Carolyn Ingvarson

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