Prospects for Cancún and beyond' Bairbre de Brún MEP
11.30am, Friday December 3, Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast
Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún will this week be traveling to Cancún as part of the European Parliament's official delegation to the United Nations Climate Summit, which takes place from November 29 to December 10.
Sinn Féin and its partners in the European United Left/Nordic Green Left have campaigned strongly within the EU for a strong, legally binding global climate treaty that is based on science; that recognises the differing obligations between developing and industrialised countries; and that provides adequate levels of assistance to developing countries for adaptation and mitigation.
The MEP will be speaking at a seminar on the climate summit in Belfast, hosted by South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, before departing for the conference.
James Orr from Friends of the Earth and Gary McFarlane from Stop Climate Chaos will also speak at the seminar.
Speaking in advance of Friday's seminar, Ms de Brún said: "I will work with environmental NGOs and local communities to keep up the pressure for an ambitious climate deal that really counts for the world's poor."
"I look forward to discussing the steps that we need to take now in the Assembly, in the EU and in the wider international community.....
"The global economic crisis cannot and must not be used as an excuse for inaction or for denying climate justice. On the contrary, developing a low-carbon economy is our most promising path out of the present crisis."