Climate Change Conference: 6 pm Wed 28th, 43 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NA

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Climate Change Conference


Lawrence Bloom: Vice Chair, Climate Prosperity Strategies

David Wasdell: International Co-ordinator - Meridian Programme

Humphrey Hawksley: BBC World Affairs Correspondent 

Cindy Sasha: Climate Revolution

John Stewart: Campaign Against Climate Change

Nisaa Jetha: President, Kensington - Junior Chambers International 
Organised by UK - UPF Sustainable Development Goals Committee

Universal Peace Federation - UK
28th October 2015
43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA

Event Programme:

18:00 -18:30 Registration
18:30 -19:30 Speakers Panel
19:30 - 20:30 Breakout Groups

As Founding Director of the Apollo-Gaia Project (see, David Wasdell is one of the world's leading authorities on the dynamics of climate change.  His rigorous scientific approach is combined with deep understanding of the social, economic, psychological and communications issues involved. His 2013 keynote address to the Club of Rome was followed by publication of new research on Climate Sensitivity, a radical response to the 2014 New York Climate Summit convened by Ban Ki-Moon and the global climate conference to be held in Paris this December. Please see the report 'Climate Dynamics: Facing the Harsh Realities of Now' and the associated video
Cindy Sasha (in photo with Vivienne Westwood) works for Climate Revolution. She is currently working with Full Focused (FF) and Bite the Ballot to reach out to the young iPad generation to march on the 29th November 2015. She is working with commercial youth organisations which young people can relate to as communication language that FF and BTB is hip, urban and popular. She is going to talk about how Climate Change affects the younger generation and how young people need to be more engaged with Climate Change. (more info)
John Stewart has been an environmental campaigner for over 30 years. He was centrally involved in the campaigns against road building in the 1980s and 1990s. He chaired the coalition which successfully defeated plans for the third runaway a Heathrow. He is a past Chair of the Campaign for better and Campaign Against Climate Change. He currently chairs AirportWatch and the UK Noise Association. (more info)  

Robin Marsh will introduce the Sun Hak Peace Prize that is affiliated to UPF. Presented in Seoul in August as an annual prize by UPF Co-Founder, Mrs Hak Ja Han Moon to two people (Photo Below Left): 

1) H.E. President Anote Tong of the Pacific Island of Kiribati, raised global awareness of the severity of climate change and sought for action by the international community for its solution. He dedicated himself to raising public awareness of the severe impacts of the climate crisis to the international community in order to address its impacts on his country of Kiribati, which is gradually being submerged due to rising sea-levels caused by climate change.

2) Dr. M. V. Gupta: As a fisheries scientist, Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta of India’s involvement in research spanning a period of 5 decades in a number of countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific, resulted in significant increase (often 300 - 400 %) in fish production and laid foundation for the 'Blue Revolution'. As a food resource able to provide relatively low-cost, high quality animal protein, aquaculture has emerged as a possible solution to address the looming food crisis and nutrition insecurity as a result of population increase and climate change. More effective fishing methods have also lifted whole communities out of poverty.  
Lawrence Bloom was appointed the first Chairman of, the World Economic Forum at Davos, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management and he is currently alumni of all Agenda Councils. He is also the former Chairman of the UN Environmental Programme, Green Economy initiative, Green Cities Buildings and Transport Council. He is Vice Chair of Climate Prosperity Strategies which is an initiative of Global Urban Development created to demonstrate the economic benefits of creating a sustainable society (more info)
Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs Correspondent, will be considering the consequences of Climate Change on Geopolitics in the Artic. On leaving school, he worked and travelled widely before becoming a journalist. He joined the BBC in 1983, editing radio bulletins in the main newsrooms, and took up his first foreign posting in 1986 to cover the Tamil civil war in Sir Lanka. He didn't stay long. He was expelled after six months for revealing atrocities against civilians. (more info

Nisaa Jetha is the President and Founder of The Junior Chamber International, Kensington. JCI has global affiliations with the International Chamber of Commerce, UNESCO, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and The Council of Europe. Nisaa has worked with the Canadian Parliament for a Senator who was also Canada's previous Special Envoy for Peace in the Sudan.  

Nisaa co-launched a social enterprise through the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry earlier this year that sought to facilitate market -entry of alternative energy into Africa. She also ran global strategy and aligned the start-up closely after the sustainable development goals and was then a delegate at The Sustainable Energy For All Forum at the United Nations Headquarters. She has been a speaker in the House of Commons, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and House of Lords on energy governance alongside key-players in the field such as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DFID, African Ambassadors, UK Parliamentarians, innovators and key-policy drivers. (Please see full bio on Facebook Event Introduction)



Universal Peace Federation - UK 
Through forums, seminars, conferences, service programs, and interfaith peace initiatives, the Universal Peace Federation builds a global network of peacebuilders to contribute to a world of sustainable peace in which everyone can live in freedom, harmony, cooperation, and prosperity.  @ukUPF 

Climate Change Conference organised by the
Sustainable Development Goals Committee
Chaired by James Tang
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