Global warming threatens developing countries with increasingly severe weather events, droughts, and other natural disasters. Climate change will also cause rapid changes in food production, water scarcity, and the spread of disease. Efforts to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development will be seriously undermined.
Join us to learn more about the impacts of climate change on developing countries and how the development community can pursue equitable and environmentally sustainable responses and policy solutions to these challenges.
Friends of the Earth U.S., ActionAid International USA, Oxfam America, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Center for American Progress, Jubilee USA Network, Oil Change International and US Climate Action Network
Agenda and speaker list available online.
Chairman Ed Markey (D-MA), Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
John Carr, Secretary, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland Church, Longwood, Florida
John D. Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Eric P. Schwartz, Executive Director, Connect US