Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Events Update from Gaia

Event News from our Friends at The Gaia Foundation:

Dear friends and colleagues

There are still a few places left for our special event with Dr. Vandana Shiva and Patrick Holden on Monday, 17th March at Hampstead Town Hall Centre.

'Agrofuels, Food Security and Climate: The Case for An Integrated Approach to Climate, Biodiversity and Livelihoods'

The large-scale growing of crops to satisfy our insatiable demand for fuel, and the surge in plantations to offset and ease guilt over the excessive amounts of carbon being produced, are some of the most alarming and false solutions to climate change. The current scenario in agriculture and agrofuels is simply feeding high consumption in some parts of the world, while raising food prices, poverty and hunger in others. What's the alternative? Vandana Shiva and Patrick Holden have convincing arguments for a return to more local economies and livelihoods. They present a workable path to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, and protect our remaining biological and agri-cultural diversity, as we adapt to inevitable changes in climate.

Reserve your seat by booking online at http://www.gaiafoundation.org/learning/online.php

For more information please contact Sarah Nicholl on sarahn@gaianet.org or 020 7428 0055.

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