The Climate Justice UK speaker tour is coming to Birmingham this month, with special guests including Friends of the Earth's Asad Rehman and Mohammed Shamsuddoha from Equity Bangladesh.
The Climate Justice Now! event at the University of Birmingham on November 19 aims to raise awareness of why a global climate agreement is needed which is both effective and delivers justice for developing countries.
Having spent more than ten years campaigning for Amnesty International, Asad Rehman now campaigns on trade and corporate power for Friends of the Earth and is a political adviser to rebel breakaway, Labour MP George Galloway, as well as a founding member of the Stop The War coalition.
Mohammed Shamsuddoha is general secretary of the Equity and Justice Working Group, an alliance of NGO and CSO activists in Bangladesh campaigning on a range of issues including trade and economic justice, human rights, civic education and climate change.
"The climate crisis has been caused by rich industrialised countries, but it is the world’s poorer majority who are paying the highest price, as extreme weather events become more common, freshwater glaciers melt, and droughts increase," a Climate Justice UK spokesperson said.
"We believe that this means rich countries owe a ‘climate debt’ to the global south."
The free event, which starts at 7pm at the Avon Room of the University Centre, is part of a tour sponsored by Friends of the Earth, the World Development Movement, People & Planet and the Jubilee Debt Campaign.