Loss and Damage “What we owe each other?” : 28 Jun, ONLINE

June 28, 2021 | 3:00 pm 4:30 pm

Join Christian Aid, Practical Action and Stamp Out Poverty, for a panel social discussion on a new social contact for people and planet.

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Join Christian Aid, Practical Action and Stamp Out Poverty to hear from:

Keynote: Anne Marie Trevelyan, UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency

Archbishop Julio Murray, Archbishop of Central America

Fatuma Mohamed, Power Shift Africa

Julie-Anne Richards, Executive Director at Climate Action Network Australia

Avinash Persaud, Adviser to Govt of Barbados

Her Excellency Saida Muna Tasneem, Bangladesh High Commissioner in the UK

We need a new and ambitious Social Contract for people and the planet to deliver a prosperous future for all. The Covid pandemic has shown us what happens when our leaders fail to act in a timely fashion. Building on the momentum of the G7 and the fact that the UK Government is hosting COP 26, we will explore via the panellists and with audience participation what any new social contract for people and the planet should look like with a particular focus on the loss and damage agenda.

We must find ways of ensuring that the people living in poverty and at the forefront of the climate crisis do not end up paying twice. We will identify tangible and concrete mechanisms that demonstrate how those who consume most, states and businesses and individuals can contribute their fair share to future sustainability.

We will explore what that system might look like, will present some cutting-edge ideas and highlight calls for action from around the world. With growing climate Loss and Damage, we need to show solidarity with vulnerable peoples and the most climate-vulnerable countries. We don’t just need a race to zero, we need a race to resilience that secures an ambitious ‘Solidarity package’ to ensure that low-income climate-vulnerable countries not only survive but can thrive.

The panel will be chaired by Christian Aid’s UK advocacy and policy lead Jennifer Larbie.

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