Climate injustice, Bangladesh and coal power

A World Development Movement Seminar in conjunction with Brick Lane Circle

Tuesday 29th July 2008, 7-9pm
Ideas Store, Labs 4 & 5, 321 Whitechapel Rd , London E1 1BU

Climate change is the most urgent issue facing humanity.  It is likely to have devastating effects for many people on the planet, with an increase in drought, famine and disease. Bangladesh is already seeing the consequences of climate change, with increases in flooding affecting millions of people.

But what can we do here to fight climate change?  Is it enough to make changes in our own lives, and what changes should we be demanding from governments?  How do we achieve a low carbon economy which can combat the most catastrophic effects of climate change?

This seminar will bring together speakers on the effects of climate change on Bangladesh, an Islamic perspective on Climate issues, and the campaign against new coal power in the UK and for renewable energy.

1. Mizan Raja, Executive member of Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES) will speak on IFEES response to Climate Change and possible solutions.

2. Tim Jones – Campaigns Policy Officer – World Development Movement will speak on the impacts of climate change on Bangladesh

3. Sara Ayech – Climate campaigner – World Development Movement will speak about the campaign against new coal fired power stations in the UK, and for renewable energy.

World Development Movement campaigns to tackle the root causes of poverty.  Joining movements around the world, we win justice for the world’s poorest people.

Muhammad Ahmedullah

Secretary, Brick Lane Circle

07903 671 787