Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Climate Equity Campaign

June 2, 2008 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Want to help fight climate change and poverty? Then join the Climate Equity Campaign and the Sustainable Energy & Economy Network on June 2nd at IPS for a brown bag lunch with two international climate justice activists. You’ll learn about the real effects of climate change on communities around the world and the small steps you can take to make a big difference.

Guest speakers Nnimmo Bassey of Friends of the Earth International/Nigeria and Mina Susana Setra of the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago of Indonesia will inform listeners of the effects of climate change on their own communities as well as efforts to develop local and global solutions. Their combined experience includes decades of groundbreaking social justice work, such as documenting environmental damage caused by the oil companies in Nigeria and ongoing corporate collusion with the Nigerian military, establishing Community Resource Centers in areas of oil company activity, combatting the effects of Oil Palm Plantations in Indonesia and helping those imprisoned for protecting their land, and defending indigenous rights. Come hear what they have to say and leave with an understanding of how you can help ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable communities will have access to the financial and technological resources needed to adapt to climate change.

The Climate Equity Campaign is a coalition of groups including ActionAid, Center for American Progress, Friends of the Earth, Jubilee USA, Oil Change International, Oxfam America, and US Climate Action Network. For more info on the campaign, visit www.climateequitycampaign.org.

For more information about the event, or to RSVP, e-mail Samantha@priceofoil.org.

Details

Date:
June 2, 2008
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Tags:
, , , , , ,

Organizer

Janet Redman
Email:
janet@ips-dc.org

Venue

IPS Conference Room
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
2022349382