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'OFFSETTING' CARBON EMISSIONS: DOES IT HELP, OR DOES IT HURT?
Date: Sunday 8th July 2007
Time: 2.15pm to 4.45pm
Venue: 4nd Floor, Muslim World League, 46 Goodge Street, London, W1T 4LU (entrance on the corner of Charlotte Street); Nearest Tube: Goodge Street (Northern Line)
Guest Speaker: Larry Lohmann, The Corner House
Selling people carbon "offsets" in order to help them compensate for their greenhouse gas emissions has become big business. But do offsets actually help or hurt the climate? And are offset projects helping or hurting local people? As more and more scandals involving carbon offset companies hit the newspapers, the debate about whether the sector has a future is heating up fast. This months forum presents us with an excellent opportunity to hear about and discuss this hot topic.
About the Speaker:
Larry Lohmann is a social activist and the co-author of a number of books including, 'Whose Common Future?' (1992), 'Pulping the South' (1996), and 'Carbon Trading' (2006). He works at The Corner House on land rights, racism, economics, forest conflicts, globalisation, development politics and environmental change in Thailand .