Compassion in World Farming event – the impact of meat production & consumption on climate change

On Green Events:

Global Warning: the impact of meat production & consumption on climate change

Description: Peter Roberts Memorial Lecture: To be given by Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, joint winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Date: Monday 08 Sep 2008
Time: 6.45pm
Venue: Savoy Place (The Institution of Engineering and Technology), 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL
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The demand for meat and dairy products is escalating globally. Millions more animals face lives of misery in factory farms. Precious food and water resources are being diverted from feeding the hungry to feeding factory farmed animals. Food prices are shooting up. The impact of industrial farming on climate change and the environment worsens. How can we find solutions to this growing crisis?

Join us for a unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s most respected climate change experts give a groundbreaking lecture challenging our reliance on industrial animal farming systems and western diets. Dr Pachauri will also present his own vision for a healthier, greener and more compassionate world.

A panel of experts, including Compassion’s own Joyce D’Silva and Prof. Robert Watson, Chief Scientific Adviser to DEFRA, will join Dr Pachauri in taking questions from the floor after the lecture.

See Green Events for more about getting tickets. Phew – £25! Not very compassionate…

I reckon I’ll go – with my friend who does corporate social responsibility for Fly Virgin.

Interestingly, I heard about the speaker, Rajendra Pachauri, for the first time only the other day when he aroused suspicions in a climate change skeptic for using the “weasel word” – ‘could’ – in the context of a prediction about the future.

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