Friday, June 12, 2009

A bit of Wales in the USA

For all our friends in the USA
A free public conference on making the transition to zero carbon emissions. Featuring a team of expert speakers from both sides of the Atlantic, including:
Richard Heinberg (Launching new book: Blackout)
Sir John Houghton (IPCC - 1st & 2nd Assessments)
Colin Hines (The Green New Deal) & Paul Allen (Zero Carbon Britain)
The Convergence on Zero conference brings together leading environmental thinkers and doers to share their experience with the public. Opening with an analysis of our global challenges, the event moves on to explore the options available to fix our broken systems and strengthen those that are still working.

The conference is part of the Wales program of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2009.

A transition to zero emissions is required in energy, economics, buildings, land-use and all aspects of modern life. The Convergence outlines how we can to roll out solutions at a pace capable of delivering energy security, economic recovery and the greenhouse gas reductions so urgently demanded by our science.

The Convergence on Zero will be grounded within real life experience and will focus on implementing solutions that are applicable to all communities in this time of change. Two days of knowledge exchange and collaborative problem solving on the 25th - 26th June will inspire a movement from words to action.
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