Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Question Time: Climate Change

Press Release   •   Nov 04, 2011 10:22 GMT

An international youth audience will put their questions on climate change to a panel led by Foreign Secretary William Hague in a live webcast on 8 November.

The Question Time: Climate Change event will link audiences of young people in the UK and South Africa, host of the UN COP17 Climate Summit, and will be webcast live to an international audience.

The panel will answer questions on a variety of topics, including the UK’s policies to cut its own emissions, COP 17 in Durban and the role of governments and wider society in the international negotiations, and how young people across the world can engage in the climate debate.

Ahead of the UN COP17 Climate Summit in Durban, beginning on 28 November, an international conversation is continuing on how the world responds to the threat of climate change.

Young people will face the risks and opportunities brought by climate change, and are a vital voice in the debate. The Question Time: Climate Change event, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, is an opportunity to join that conversation.  

Joining the Foreign Secretary will be Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ambassador Mxakato-Diseko of South Africa, and Martin Davidson, Chief Executive at the British Council. Television presenter Rick Edwards will chair the discussion and put questions from the international audience to the panel.

You can watch the webcast live on 8 November from 1400 GMT (Registration required).

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