[Marxism] Conference about Climate Change and Global Governance

ehrbar at greenhouse.economics.utah.edu ehrbar at greenhouse.economics.utah.edu
Thu Mar 1 11:34:41 MST 2012

This coming Sunday in London UK, organised by the Occupy
London Energy, Equity & Environment Working Group
Interesting conference topics, relevant not only for
capitalism but also for any socialist alternatives.

If you are interested in the first topic, look at the paper
Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for
Humanity.  It identifies 9 boundaries: climate change, ocean
acidification, stratospheric ozone, global P and N cycles,
atmospheric aerosol loading, fresh water use, land use
change, biodiversity loss, and chemical pollution.

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Rio+20 Earth Summit - Global Governance or Corporate Cop Out?

Sunday 4th March, 2-4pm
at Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street (nr Liverpool St tube)

This panel event aims to highlight the corporate-friendly nature of  
the draft agenda for the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June and to look at  
some of the legal proposals put forward by civil society groups that  
could be effective in achieving the environmental protection that is a  
prerequisite for genuine development.


Peter Roderick - Recognising Planetary Boundaries
Joe Hall - Making Ecocide a Crime
Ian Mason - Recognising the Rights of Nature
Halina Ward - Appointing a Guardian for Future Generations
Kate Raworth - Defining a Safe & Just Space for Humanity
Amancay Colque - Lessons from Bolivia - Bolivia Solidarity Campaign
Melanie Strickland - Chair (Occupy Law)

The UK's Chief Scientist Bob Watson and other award-winning scientists  
have said the draft agenda for Rio+20 means it is doomed to fail. The   
voluntary approach of the first Earth Summit in 1992 is being repeated  
and the agenda is full of more empty promises with no means to fulfill  
them. This panel brings together some of the leading civil society  
group proposals for legal frameworks that could address the multiple  
environmental crises that the current poorly regulated system is  
driving us towards.

All welcome!  This is a free event. Just turn up!

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/328744843842479/
Organised by the Occupy London Energy, Equity & Environment Working  
Group. Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LSX-Occupy-Energy-Equity-and-Environment-Group/283451725018389 
  and follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/occupylsxenvtgp
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