Campbell speaks at Chicago Public Library
June 10, 2008
|Photo courtesy of Chicago Public Library|
Chicago, USA. In the past decade, climate change has come to be recognized globally as one of the most serious challenges facing our planet. In her speech "The Social Dimensions of Climate Change,” Ms. Campbell discusses the impact of the physical changes of global warming on human societies. She addresses the security risks to developed countries as well as the implications of what she calls "the trifecta of disadvantage" where countries most at risk from global warming are also among the world's poorest economies and weakest states. As a member of the Global Leadership for Climate Action (GLCA), a task force of world leaders committed to addressing climate change through international negotiations, Ms. Campbell is very engaged in this issue. GLCA, a collaboration between the UN Foundation and the Club of Madrid, has given Ms. Campbell access to the most up to date scientific information as well as the latest developments in the UNFCCC negotiations that are driving toward a global response in order to go beyond the Kyoto Protocol. Ms. Campbell helps explain the effects of climate change on people, and offers insight into the actions that will be necessary in order to save cultures, lifestyles and lives.
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