Monday, November 16, 2009

Climate Justice: A Response to Natural Disasters in the Philippines (A Larry Lohman lecture)

Focus on the Global South-Philippines is holding its bi-annual program “Deconstructing Discourse and Activist Retooling Programme" (DDARP) for 2009, together with Third World Studies Center (TWSC) and the UP department of Political Science, on the issue of climate change. A public lecture entitled "Climate Justice: A response to Natural Disasters in the Philippines" will be given by Mr. Larry Lohman, a well-known expert, activist, and researcher on climate issues for the DDARP, on November 19, 2009 from 10am to 12 noon at Palma Hall 207.

Mr. Lohman will be discussing the natural disasters the world is experiencing—including the recent ones in the Philippines. He will be giving a brief discussion of what really is the issue about climate at present, including an assessment of the international and national responses to climate change. Climate justice as a response to climate change and other alternatives will also be featured. Lastly, he will be providing updates on the progress of climate talks. An open forum will be following the lecture.

Larry Lohmann works with The Corner House, a UK-based research and advocacy organization. His books include Pulping the South:Industrial Tree Plantations in the Global Paper Economy (with Ricardo Carrere) (Zed, 1996) and the edited volume Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatization and Power (Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, 2006). He is a founding member of the Durban Group for Climate Justice and his articles have appeared in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society; Asian Survey; Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars; Development; International Journal of Environment and Pollution; New Scientist; Race & Class and Science as Culture.

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