For Immediate Release
Call to Action: Nonviolent Resistance to Carbon Trading
Next Wave Begins: Confronting The Source of Copenhagen's Failure
Annual Carbon Trading Summit on January 12-13 to oppose market-based
trading of greenhouse gas emissions credits and call for real solutions
to the climate crisis. Renowned climate scientist James Hansen will
speak at a press event Tuesday just outside the summit to share his
opposition to carbon trading schemes. On Sunday 1/10, a panel of
climate justice experts including Michael Dorsey, who served as
environmental policy advisor for President Obama’s presidential
campaign, will address carbon trading and a briefing report-back on
Copenhagen at an event open to supporters, the press, and the public.
Dr. Michael Dorsey, Professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth
College; Joan Yang, Deputy Ambassador from Palau (tentative); Cecil
Corbin-Mark, WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WEACT); and Brian Tokar,
Institute for Social Ecology.
** Presentation by journalist and climate activist Tina Gerhardt: "From COP 15 to Climate Justice Movement"
featuring Charles Komanoff, Carbon Tax Center; Father Paul Mayer,
Climate Crisis Coalition, representing concerned members of the
interfaith religious community.