SERA - Labour's Environment Campaign with Christians on the Left
LOCATION St Pauls Church, 60 West St, Brighton, BN1 2RS
DATE Tuesday 24 September
TIME 12:30 to 14:00
*This event takes place outside the secure zone, and is therefore accessible to all, including those without a conference pass*
- CHAIR - Hannah Rich, Christians on the Left
- Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury
- Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Business & International Trade Minister
- Paul Cook, Advocacy & Media Director, Tearfund
- Laura Taylor, Head of Advocacy and Campaigns, Christian Aid
- WaterAid Speaker (tbc)
Ending poverty and inequality, and addressing the climate crisis are the defining issues of our time. The climate crisis is one of the greatest injustices because the people least responsible for it are the most vulnerable to its impacts.
Climate change is devastating the world’s poorest communities right now. It’s causing more extreme and frequent weather events from floods to droughts and wildfires, impacting the health, food security, and employment of people living in or coming out of poverty.
Without climate resilience measures and immediate action to cut global carbon emissions, climate change could force more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030. The climate crisis must be at the heart of aid spending, which Labour has committed to tackling both poverty and inequality.
The magnitude of future climate change impacts on poverty and inequality depends on today’s response to the climate crisis. This event will explore how foreign aid can be used to bring about social and environmental justice.