Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

Book launch – Climate, Development and Equity

Pressmeddelande   •   Okt 31, 2012 13:45 CET

Development Dialogue no. 61 – Climate, Development and Equity
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and What Next Forum
Venue: Kulturhuset, Studio 3, Stockholm, 8 November 2012 17.00-18.00

Climate change is the single most complicated and urgent challenge confronting today’s world. At its center stand questions of equity and climate justice. This new volume, co-published by The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and What Next Forum, promotes critical and constructive discussions to feed into the upcoming COP18 in Qatar, as well as into the longer-term climate negotiations, the post-2015 sustainable development goals, and related processes within and outside the UN.

Against the backdrop of the current lack of success of the UN climate deliberations and the increasing gravity of the effects of global warming, this richly illustrated, 350-page collection of articles addresses the complex interlinkages between social and economic development, climate change, and equity.

“These contributions from some of the world’s most far-sighted commentators should be required reading for heads of state, policymakers, journalists, activists and the concerned public. Together, they make the loudest call for political and individual action and give governments the
legitimacy to act.”

John Vidal, Environment Editor, The Guardian

Programme
Introduction, Annika Söder, Executive Director,
The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.

Presentation of the publication,
Niclas Hällström, What Next Forum.

Reflections on climate change and equity,
Dale Wen, Third World Network and
contributor to the publication

The book launch begins immediately after the seminar ‘Behind the Consumption Smokescreen’. Please register for the event by sending an e-mail to: secretariat@dhf.uu.se.The event is free of charge. Free copies, as well as snacks and appetizers, will be available. For further information, please contact
niclas.hallstrom@whatnext.org.