For those of you in the Guelph area, Joanna MacDonald and I are hosting a gathering to view a live webcast of a public lecture by Sheila Watt-Cloutier. Her talk, Not the time to COP Out! Climate Change, Human Rights, and the UN COP-17 Negotiations, will mark the second day of climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa.
As former international Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Sheila Watt-Cloutier has worked extensively at the UN level to advocate on behalf of Northern and Inuit peoples, who are disproportionately affected by climate change. She was amongst the first to link climate change within a human rights framework and, as a result, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This public lecture coincides with the UN international climate change negotiations, COP-17, which is the final opportunity for the world to ratify a post-Kyoto Protocol agreement.
Join us for a broadcast of the talk, followed by a discussion around climate change, mitigation and adaptation, and Canada’s role and responsibilities at COP-17 in South Africa.
Date: Tuesday, November 29th
Time: 6:00pm start (doors open at 5:30pm)
Room: LA 204, Landscape Architecture Building