Jesuit Missions is hosting an evening with Commonwealth Secretary General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC on Friday 13th September at Farm Street parish in Mayfair, London, entitled: Saving our common earth: No time to lose.
Baroness Scotland will speak about action taken by the Commonwealth in tackling climate change. The 53 member states of the Commonwealth include 18 island states who are among those suffering the most from rising sea levels as a consequence of the changing climate. The Commonwealth states, whose waters include 42% of the world's coral reefs, have also suffered significant coral reef loss due to climate change.
This year the Commonwealth is celebrating its 70th anniversary since the signing of the London declaration. This marked the point at which the legacy of the British Empire was replaced with a partnership of equal member countries sharing a set of principles and values.
This talk comes just a few days before an important UN climate change summit hosted by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, which aims to continue the momentum and accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Communications Officer, Stephanie Beech, says: "It's a great privilege that Baroness Scotland has agreed to come and talk to us about her work in the Commonwealth, especially relating to climate change. We look forward to welcoming her to Farm Street and hope that you will be able to join us for the event on Friday 13th September."
Friday 13th September 6.30pm
Baroness Scotland to speak on Saving our common earth: No time to lose.
Farm Street Parish, 114 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 3AH
The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and teas and coffees.
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