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Rio+20 Earth Summit: a seminar at St Martin-in-the fields

19 April 2012

The Environmental Audit Committee is organising a seminar at St Martin -in-the-fields, London, at 7.00pm on Monday 21 May 2012 - 'Rio+20 Earth Summit: What should we do now?' - to help inform debate ahead of the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June.

Coinciding with the launch of the 'Hard Rain project's   'Whole Earth'  exhibition also taking place that day at St Martins, the Committee will host an open public discussion on the Rio+20 agenda, based on presentations from a panel of guest speakers followed by questions from the audience.

Those taking part on the panel will be:

  • Rt Hon John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons
  • Mark Edwards, the Hard Rain Project
  • Mr Evandro Barros Ajaujo, Brazilian embassy in London
  • Leo Johnson, presenter of BBC 'World Challenge' and co-founder of Sustainable Finance, now part of PwC
  • Claire-Foster-Gilbert, formerly National Policy Advisor on Environmental Issues to the Archbishops' Council of the Church of England
  • Martin Haigh, the Environmental Sustainability Task Group at St Martins
  • Leah Parsons, GirlguidingUK and winner of 'most inspirational young person' at Climate Week 2012
  • Professor Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science at University College London

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