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CANCELLED Green growth on the front line of climate change

Tuesday 25th February 2020 3:00 PM
Location/Venue: Kennaway House Coburg Road EX10 8NG

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We regret that this event has had to be postponed due to the speaker being unwell. We will re-arrange it at a time to be confirmed.
 
Dr Tom Powell, Research Impact Fellow, Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter, will be with us to expand on and discuss the impact of human activity on the climate.
 
Climate change and environmental degradation are disproportionately affecting the world's most vulnerable people. More than a quarter of the world's population are subsistence farmers, depending on the land for their survival and their livelihoods, in areas increasingly prone to drought, flooding, soil erosion and biodiversity loss. However, these communities on the frontline of climate change are increasingly recognising the potential for restoring the health of the ecosystems they depend on. This is a crucial foundation for building more resilient livelihoods, diversifying their incomes and generating sustainable rural economies in the Global South. This talk will explore the global context of the need for green growth for the world's most vulnerable people, and draw on experiences from working with communities who are leading the way in responding to the climate and ecological crisis.
 
Part of the Clean Growth Series.
 
The event is free.