Climate Change, Environmental Refugees, and Solutions

 Climate Change, Environmental Refugees, and Solutions

In conjunction with The Byron Sustainable Ventures Network, the Rainforest Information Centre in Lismore, and Community Trading Pty Ltd at The Channon, Friends of the Earth are presenting a series of information evenings on Climate Change and its human impacts.

LISMORE: Tues 23 August

Winsome Pub North Lismore, 7pm

THE CHANNON: Wed 24 August

The Channon Café, 5.30pm

BYRON BAY: Thurs 25 August

Byron Bay Community Centre, 7pm

Climate Change is the most significant environmental issue facing us over the next decade, with major impacts that will be felt worldwide. However, whilst developed countries have historically been most responsible for creating human-induced climate change, the poor in developing countries are most vulnerable to its affects.

Environmental catastrophes are one of the major reasons peoples are displaced, with more people forced to leave their homes because of environmental disaster than because of war.

Stephanie Long, Climate Campaigner for Friends of the Earth, and Cam Walker, the National Liaison Officer, will present information on the increasing occurrence of environmental refugees – and in particular those displaced by climate change – and discuss why the Australian government must both mitigate climate change, and accept refugees on environmental grounds.

In Byron Bay, the Byron Sustainable Venture Network will share actions that local businesses can and are taking to mitigate their impact on the environment.

FOR COMMENT: Stephanie Long 0414 136 461, 07 3846 5793

FOR EVENT DETAILS:

Lismore, Rainforest Information Centre, Ruth Rosenhek: 02 6621 3294

The Channon, Community Trading, Cameron Cross: 02 6688 6355

Byron Bay, Sustainable Ventures Network, Mitra: 0414 648 722

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