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Trocaire climate campaign includes speakers' tour

6 Feb 2008

Kenyan and Salavadoran to speak in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Belfast

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Under the slogan "Climate change affects everyone ... but not equally" Trocaire's lenten campaign this year is focused on those in developing countries who are already being affected by climate change, have done least to cause it, and are least able to cope with its impacts.

Trócaire is urging the Irish Government to help the poorest adapt and cope with climate change as well as do its fair share to mitigate its causes and stop it running our of control. Hence it is called the ADMIT campaign. Why not email Minister John Gormley in support of the Trócaire's demands, which include advancing climate legislation in the Dáil.

Trócaire has also organised a speaker's tour around Ireland on "Climate Change: Voices from the Developing Word", with talks in Galway, Cork, Dublin and Belfast. The speakers are Martha Yvette Aguilar from El Salvador and Dr. Dominic Walubengo from Kenya.

GALWAY - Monday March 3rd 7.30pm Galway City Museum, Spanish Arch
In association with Galway One World Centre

CORK - Tuesday March 4th 7.00 pm Room 1.01, Brookfield Health Science Building, University College Cork In association with UCC One World Society and Environment Society

DUBLIN - Wednesday March 5th 7.30 pm Cultivate Centre, Essex St. West, Temple Bar,
In association with Cultivate Centre and Trinity One World Society

BELFAST - Thursday March 6th 7pm Room GEO/0G/029, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast

Martha Yvette Aguilar is a contributing researcher with the IPCC and has over ten years experience in shaping El Salvador's national and international environmental policies. She combines a strong understanding of the current and future impact of climate change on vulnerable communities with a powerful expertise on the policies and possibilities of adaptation.

Dr. Dominic Walubengo is the Director of Forest Action Network and an expert on institutional reform in the natural resources sector. A former consultant with the Food Agricultural Organisation's 'Forests, Trees and People Programme', he played a key role in the development of Kenya's Forest Policy and Legislation. Emphasising the relationship between poverty, environment and good governance, Dr Walubengo is a committed advocate of participatory approaches to resource management.

Why not email Minister John Gormley in support of the Trócaire's demands now?

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