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Talk: Climate change – Global challenges, local solutions

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We are on the edge of a catastrophic climate crisis with an increased frequency of extreme weather events.

Climate change and environmental disasters caused by massive profit-seeking activities are endangering the survival of human kind on this planet. Yet, most government still pursue policies that are designed to serve the interests of corporations, to attract investors and to please developers while the environment is degraded.

What are the collective alternatives we have to confront the current environmental challenges? Should we feel helpless in the face of this crisis or are there local solutions that will enable us to adapt to – or even overcome – this looming crisis?


About the speakers:

Peter Boyle

Peter has been a activist since the early 1970s focusing on issues of war, race and class after his family migrated to Australia from Malaysia. He has had a long involvement with the Aboriginal rights movement, especially in the campaign against Aboriginal deaths in custody and in the struggle for their land rights. He has also been involved in many campaigns of international solidarity, workers’ rights, democratic rights and defence of the environment.

Clare Westwood

Clare has has had extensive experience in the areas of food, agriculture, biosafety, food sovereignty, and climate change resilience, mainly through working with NGOs serving poor rural communities across Asia. Clare is currently the head of the Creation Justice Commission of the Catholic Church in the Penang diocese.

Moderator: Anil Netto, Aliran treasurer

Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue: Aliran office, 103 Medan Penaga, 11600 Jelutong, Penang

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