Population Matters

EVENT: Climate change and us – more feet, more heat?

EVENT: Climate change and us – more feet, more heat?

Population Matters conference and public meeting

2pm Saturday 3 March 2018

Conway Hall, London

Population Matters is pleased to host a timely and important public conference examining one of the most critical issues we face: the impact of population growth on climate change.

With global temperatures looking set to breach the 1.5 degree target set in the Paris Agreement, urgent action is required to minimise emissions as soon as possible. Global population is expected to rise by 2 billion people by 2050, putting nearly 30% more human carbon emitters on the planet.

Today, a UK citizen produces 70 times more CO2 than someone from Niger. Meanwhile, increasing affluence in India and China, the world’s two most populous nations, is driving their emissions upwards. Can we find sustainable solutions to climate change without tackling population growth across the globe? And can tackling population growth also empower those who are at greatest risk from climate change?

Climate change and us: more feet, more heat? is an opportunity to examine the issues and consider the options. Members of the public are welcome and the event is free of charge. Register for it here.

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The speakers

Population Matters is bringing together a range of international experts and campaigners to discuss this vital issue and the solutions available to us.

Adrian Hayes – Record-breaking British adventurer, author, speaker, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner.
Farah Kabir – Country director, Action Aid Bangladesh
Judy Ling Wong – President of the Black Environmental Network and Ambassador for the Women’s Environmental Network
Robin Maynard – Director of Population Matters
Sara Parkin – Principal Associate at The Sustainability Literacy Project
John Vidal – Journalist, commentator and former environment editor of The Guardian
Prof Peter Wadhams – Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

The venue

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Conway Hall is in Holborn in central London. Find out more about the venue and how to get there on their website.

Doors will open at 1.30pm. The event will finish at 4.30.

How to attend

The conference is entirely free and open to all. We are expecting high demand and recommend registering as soon as possible using the button below.

We look forward to fascinating and valuable event and hope you will join us on 3 March.

Register here

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