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25 November 2011 - HSI Media contacts at Durban climate talks: Last chance to save tropical forests?      


25 November, 2011      

Humane Society International (HSI) is campaigning hard for an international agreement to protect tropical forests to combat climate change and save global biodiversity.

HSI will be at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, starting on Monday, November 28th for the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) and the 35th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).

HSI will be attending the Conference as part of the Ecosystems Climate Alliance* (ECA), who will field over 20 expert climate lobbyists during the meeting.  Critically, HSI’s team of lobbyists will also be represented by an adviser on the Brazil Delegation to the UNFCCC sessions. The ECA, led by HSI’s Alistair Graham and Peg Putt from Global Witness, will be seeking to finalise a good outcome for forests through the REDD+ negotiations. 

An HSI Climate Change Special Bulletin, authored by Graham and Putt, entitled ‘Call for Truth in Targets’ Part 4 (http://goo.gl/Hcalh) will be tabled at the meetings, outlining how unaccounted land and forestry emissions of developed countries (including Australia) are undermining emissions reduction targets and what can be done about it.  The bulletin has also been circulated to nearly 2000 government negotiators globally. 

Alistair Graham and Peg Putt will be contactable during the conference, 28th November – 9th December, with press liaison Don Lehr also available.

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