Climate Change - Listen to South Africa
Climate change is endangering the livelihoods of millions in southern Africa. The continent of Africa is predicted to warm one and a half times more than the global average, exacerbating existing challenges from food security to public health and economic inequality.
At the end of 2011, world leaders will meet in South Africa for the UN climate change conference, but:
- Will they listen to southern African governments, trade unions and civil society calls for a fair and equitable deal?
- How can we ensure that issues like decent work, poverty alleviation, human rights and fair trade are at the heart of the climate change debate?
- How can we balance human rights and environmental concerns?
Join ACTSA on 29 October to explore these issues at their annual conference with Thuli Brilliance Makama and a panel of speakers from the UK and southern Africa. In 2010, Ms.Makama was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her work reinforcing the right to public participation in the Swaziland government’s environmental policy making.
The conference follows ACTSA’s Annual General Meeting, which starts at 11am. Spaces are limited, so please confirm in advance by contacting ACTSA. Lunch is available on the day for £5 if booked in advance.
Details - ACTSA Annual Conference
2pm - 4.30pm, Saturday 29 October
Amnesty International UK Section, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17 - 25 New Inn Yard,
London, EC2A 3EA (nearest tube: Old Street)