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Climate Change and Us: More feet more heat?

3rd March 2018 · 2:00pm - 4:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 Climate Change and Us: More feet more heat?

Population Matters is pleased to host a timely and important public conference examining a critically neglected contributor to global warming: global population growth.

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?

Climate change and us: more feet, more heat? is an opportunity to examine the issues and consider the solutions. Join an international panel including former Guardian environment editor John Vidal, environment campaigner Sara Parkin OBE and Farah Kabir, director of Action Aid Bangladesh.

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