Nature is Not For Sale: Forum on Natural Commons
Thursday, 21 November 2013 from 19:00 to 22:00 (GMT)
We're holding the Forum on Natural Commons to stand up to global finance and share ideas to protect our natural world for the benefit of all.
Why? Because the United Nations, governments and global financial institutions will be meeting at the same time in Edinburgh to plan how to put a price on nature so it can be bought and sold as a commodity. Join us in Edinburgh to stand up to global finance and share ideas to safeguard our global natural commons.
Camila Moreno. An acclaimed environmental activist and researcher, Camila's pioneering work on the impacts of carbon trading and UN programmes such as Reducing Emissions Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) have been globally influential. She joins us directly after the UN Climate Conference in Poland.
Nick Dearden, World Development Movement. Having spent five years fighting vulture funds, organising public education on the European debt crisis and exposing the antics of the IMF Nick has recently become director of the World Development Movement. He has also worked at Jubilee Debt Campaign and War on Want.
John O’Neill, University of Manchester. John’s career has taken him to the universities of Lancaster, Sussex and Wales to his current post as Director of the Political Economy Institute, University of Manchster. He is a member of the Society and Environment Research Group and sits on the editorial boards of New Political Economy, The Journal of Applied Philosophy, and Historical Materialism.
Mike Hannis, Open University. Mike is an associate lecturer at the Open University and holds an honorary research fellowship in environmental politics and philosophy at Keele University. He has longstanding research interests in sustainability, land-use planning, and environmental values and is an Editor of magazine, The Land.
Tamra Gilbertson, Carbon Trade Watch. Tamra was a founding member of Carbon Trade Watch and the Durban Group for Climate Justice. Working from Barcelona she has been published in the New Internationalist, Ecología Política, Soundings and Chain Reaction.
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Dinner will be provided to all registered attendees.
Organisers: World Development Movement, Counter Balance, Re:Common, Carbon Trade Watch. Hosted by Jubilee Scotland.
Want to explore deeper how the financial crisis meets the natural world? Antonio Tricarico, Re:Common and Berber Verpoest, Counter Balance, will be offering a free workshop on Tuesday 19 November with People & Planet, and attendance is open to all. Find out more at www.naturenoteforsale.org/workshop