Greentables: Archived Programmes Episode Five; Time For Another Earth Summit?
In the context of an escalating world population, increasing energy demands, changing weather patterns and a global economic meltdown, is it time to reassess where our world is headed? 40 years on from Stockholm, 20 years on from Rio, 5 years on from Johannesburg... is it time for a world summit? Felix Dodds sits down with Juan Hoffmaister (Third World Network), Bedrich Moldan of the Czech Republic, and André Odenbreit (Ministry of Foreign Relations, Brazil) to tackle the arguments for and against another Earth Summit in 2012.
Episode Four; Watering down the issues?
Water, consumption, international law and human rights were the subjects of today's Greentable, where Hannah Stoddart was joined by environmental lawyer Randy Christensen from Canadian NGO Ecojustice, Danish Sustainable Development Ambassador Aagaard Andersen, and Olcay Ünver, Coordinator of the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme. Discussions focussed on the importance of water for sustainable development, how we can best respond to increasing pressures on water resources, and the role of the human right to water and how this interacts with water as an economic good.
Episode Three; Greentables
Do small-scale community projects or industrial nuclear and clean coal installations hold the key to our energy and climate future? Richard Black sits down at the Greentable to discuss these controversial issues around energy...
Episode Two: Last to Know and First to Go?
Small Island nations were the first to warn about the threat of climate change, and will be among those most directly affected. Yet these nations contributed the very least to the causes of global warming, and often have the least political clout to affect negotiations. Michael Strauss sits down with Ambassador Ronny Jumeau from the Seychelles, Dr. Angus Friday from Grenada and Maria Francesca Spatolisano representing the European Commission at the UN, to discuss how communities across the world are already being forced to confront the impacts of a changing climate.
Episode One; Can A Revolution Be Green?
In our inaugural episode, Richard Black leads the table on a Green Revolution in Africa; What does a green revolution look like? Why is Africa in need of one? And who will gain from an agricultural revolution in Africa? We welcome to the table Gary Toenniessen (Rockefeller Foundation), Serge Benstrong (IFAP; Seychelles Farmers' Association), and Nnimmo Bassey (Environmental Rights Action; Friends of the Earth International) for some different perspectives.
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