Leading British Environmentalist says climate talks are now ‘dead’
At a recent lecture given by George Monbiot at the Centre for Alternative Technology and pocast in part here, Monbiot argues that the international climate change negotiations are failing. He says that we are faced with “the complete collapes of the international process, the process is now dead…. it died in Copenhagen” and says that for the first time in his lifelong work as an author and activisit he has not got a clue as to what the answer is “my certainities of what needs to be done have crumbled in the face of the complete ineptitude and uselessness of the worlds governments.”
The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Cancún, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. Although world governments reached agreement, many environmentalists have criticsed the Cancun agreement. John Vidal, writing in The Guardian, said the Cancun agreement did not show leadership nor tackle underlying questions such as how the proposed climate fund will be financed or commit to a legally binding emissions reductions.
George Monbiot was speaking at a lecture on the MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment (GSE) that offers a range of inspirational post-graduate programs. Courses are directed by a unique combination of leading professionals, academics and authors. They are based in CAT’s stunning new eco-educational facility, the Wales Institute for Sustainable Education. With flexible learning programs to suit all needs, and teaching that places sustainability at its core – CAT offers an unparalleled academic and practical learning experience.
Other lecturers on the course include
Senior lecturer of Geography at Leeds University
Lotte Reimer- watch you tube video
Tutor on the MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at CAT
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