Just a note to remind you about Monday’s event at St Martin-in-the-Fields, a unique opportunity to see the Environmental Audit Committee in action, and to deliver a message to UK negotiators at the Rio+20 Earth Summit.
The committee’s Chair Joan Walley MP has prepared a panel of witnesses who will present evidence aimed at increasing the ambition of the UK negotiating team at Rio +20. The event will look at how society can use government to drive this ambition; and how government can affect society to deliver the changes required. An extended Q&A session will allow the audience to share their views.
Panellists include Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, Prof Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science at University College London, Leo Johnson, presenter of BBC ‘World Challenge’ and co-founder of Sustainable Finance, now part of PwC and Evandro de Barros Araújo, First Secretary, Environment, Embassy of Brazil in London.
The meeting starts promptly at 7pm inside the church. Take a stroll along the Whole Earth? exhibition on the railings outside before or after the debate, and come down into the Café in the Crypt for a drink and a chat.
The Whole Earth? book has just been delivered, and is on sale in the St Martin ’s shop and at hardrainproject.com. The book and exhibition show solutions in the areas of climate, energy, fresh water, oceans and agriculture, but also in areas such as human rights and economic rule-making. They offer some new ways of thinking, and lay down a challenge to individuals, governments and businesses to act in favour of the future.
Hope to see you on Monday.
All best wishes,