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Panel discussion: “A Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead”
September 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
In preparation for the People’s Climate March, local, national, and international environmental leaders will be discussing why a new international treaty to reduce greenhouse gases should be pursued by world leaders on September 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ethical Culture Society (2 W. 64th St., Manhattan). U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has challenged world governments to continue to develop and sign on to a legally binding agreement in 2015. This program will help mobilize support to call fort the U.S. to take a leading role in the treaty talks to take place later in September at a UN climate summit.
Opening Address: New York City Council Members, HELEN ROSENTHAL, (District 6) and DONOVAN RICHARDS, (District 31).
LESTER BROWN, founder of the Earth Policy Institute and the Worldwatch Institute, and the author of over 50 books, including Plan B 4.0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization. The Washington Post calls Lester Brown “one of the world’s most influential thinkers.”
MARY ROBINSON, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. Ms. Robinson was recently appointed as United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change. She served as the first woman President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002.
BILL McKIBBEN, Founder, 350.org
AMBASSADOR MARLENE MOSES, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
CECIL CORBIN-MARK, Deputy Director & Director of Policy Initiatives, We Act for Environmental Justice
SEAN SWEENEY, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
DONALD BROWN, Scholar in Residence and Professor, Sustainability, Ethics, and Law, Widener University of Law.
ANNIE WILLIS, Global Kids
Tickets $10 – available now at Eventbrite.