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COP16, the Climate Change discussion

As the Earth’s temperature continues to rise, action toward minimalizing greenhouse gases remains a dire necessity.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is one of the most important meetings in effect at reducing our overall carbon footprint. This year, the 16th edition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16) and the 6th conference of the parties serving as the meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP6) will take place from 29 November to 10 December in Cancun, Mexico.

The conference is a true meeting of the minds, bringing together representatives from nearly every country in the world, Intergovernmental Organisations and Nongovernmental Ogranisations with one set agenda: to address climate change.

In the anticipation of this event, the UCL Institutes for Risk and Disaster Reduction, Global Health, and the Environment, in collaboration with the Humanitarian Futures Programme at King’s College London and the Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea will be holding a discussion meeting on climate risk and the implications for food security.

A number of short presentations will be held followed by a debate led by a panel of experts. Special guests include Julian Hunt (UCL: climate science), Anthony Costello (UCL: food and health issues), Emma Visman (King’s College London: climate science–humanitarian policy dialogue) and Elsie Owusu (JustGhana: Ghana’s work on communicating climate change and knowledge data centres.)

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