Climate change: is the Coalition up to the challenge of the next five years?

Talk June 16, 2010 7:00 PM

What are the new government’s policies on climate change and how do they match up up to the global challenges of the next five years?

Join us for a discussion at the Frontline Club in association in with Communications INC that will look at the coalition government’s policies and the challenges that lie ahead during the new parliament’s fixed term.

Looking ahead to key events such as Rio 2012 and the 2015 Millennium Goals we will be examining the coalition government’s policies and approach to climate change and asking if it meets the scale of the challenges that lie ahead. What role will NGOs and journalists need to play holding the coalition to account?

Are more natural disasters around the world likely as a result of climate change and if so what role will NGOs need to play as the world begins to change? What challenges will the media face as they are confronted with human tragedy as a result of climate change?

With Mark Maslin, director of the Environment Institute, UCL, a leading climatologist with particular expertise in past global and regional climatic change; John Vidal, the Guardian’s environment editor; Matthew Spencer, director of Green Alliance and Fiona Harvey, The Financial Times environment correspondent.

Chaired by Lawrence McGinty, health and science editor ITV news.