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Climate change: bridging the gap debate

Few people would dispute the need to mobilise funds to support developing countries deal with the effects of climate change. As World Leaders prepare for the COP 17 talks in November in Durban, South Africa’s climate capital, UK professionals and policy makers have a unique opportunity to use their expertise and experience to steer and lead the debate in these critical talks.

Article 25, The Young Fabians and the Sponge Network would like to invite you to a lively debate to explore the impacts of climate change on rapidly urbanizing countries in the global South and the response of industrialized nations in the run up to COP 17. This will be an opportunity for professionals from a range of backgrounds to engage in the climate change debate and bring unique viewpoints to the table.

The speakers, who will bring their unique viewpoint include:

– Michael Jacobs – Visiting Professor at LSE, The Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change & the Environment

– Timothy Ash Vie – Head of Negotiations Support, Climate and Development Knowledge Network

– Tom Hay – Business Development Oversight Manager, International Power

– Alfredo Stein, Professor at the University of Manchester

The event will also include breakout sessions to explore some of the topics in greater detail.

Entrance is free of charge.

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