Banter Present: The Climate Change Banter
THE CLIMATE CHANGE BANTER
*An evening with the Climate Wise Women and Guests.
hosted by Jim Carroll (On The Record / The Irish Times)
CLIMATE WISE WOMEN
Climate Wise Women is a global initiative to promote women's leadership on climate change and to give a human face and voice to this issue.
It features women leaders from regions and communities directly affected by climate change putting their narratives on public view in a traveling speaking tour. While the world continues to debate whether climate change actually exists, communities are counting on Climate Wise Women to find bold solutions and provide leadership.
In 2010, Climate Wise Women spoke at 16 different events in North America and in April 2011, they will visit Dublin, London and Hamburg.
The Climate Wise Women visiting Dublin are Constance Okollet, chairperson of the Osukuru United Women¹s Network from Tororo in Eastern Uganda, and Ursula Rakova, executive director of Tulele Peisa, an organization seeking to voluntarily relocate 1,700 Carteret Islanders whose islands and food supply are rapidly eroding to mainland Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
At Banter, they will be joined by Gavin Harte (Earthtalks.org) and the panel will be hosted by Jim Carroll. Doors open at 7.30pm and the discussion will get underway at 8pm, followed by questions from the audience.
The following day, the Climate Wise Women will participate with Mary Robinson in a panel discussion on ³Women Leaders on Climate Justice a Grassroots Perspective² at the Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. This event is co-sponsored by the Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice and Oxfam Ireland.
For further information on the Climate Wise Women and their visit to Dublin, please contact project manager Tracy Mann at email@example.com