Public debate on Cross-thinking about sustainability: Long term solutions for climate change - a southern perspective

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    Cross-thinking about Sustainability is a series of debates organised by IHDP-IT together with KSI, Felix Meritis Foundation, Trouw and HIVOS. This one is about 'Long term solutions for climate change: a southern perspective' with Dr. Leena Srivastava, Executive Director, TERI, India.

    Over the past year, the sense of urgency about global warming has significantly increased, both amongst policy makers and amongst the wider public. Al Gore’s movie has led to increased public awareness of nature and size of the problem. The Fourth Assessment report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has strengthened the claim that the contribution of human activities to climate is significant. And the Stern review has brought to our attention the economic consequences of climate change. Against this background, even those countries of the world who previously insisted on a “polluter pays first” stance – the Developing countries – are considering what they might do to reduce greenhouse emissions on the long run, combining highly needed development with sound climate policies. What paths of economic growth may they choose which both are environmentally sound and fits their development priorities?
    Period23 Oct 2007
    Event typeOther
    LocationAmsterdam, NetherlandsShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionNational