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A GLOBAL CLIMATE TREATY: WHY THE U.S. MUST LEAD
Saturday, September 20, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6pm)
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, NY NY
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In September, world leaders will meet in NYC for a UN summit on climate change. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling on world governments to commit to an ambitious, legally binding agreement in 2015 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our program will focus on why we need an international treaty and why it is critical for us to mobilize support to demand that the U.S. assume a leading role in the treaty negotiations.
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 at Eventbrite (SOLD OUT)
For more information, see: 350nyc.org
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York, Citizen Action of New York, Interdependence Movement, The Human Impacts Institute, New York Interfaith Power & Light, Sierra Club NYC Group, Sane Energy Project, United for Action, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, WESPAC Foundation, 350NJ, (WEDO) Women’s Environment and Development Organization, Corporate Accountability International.