From November 30th to December 11th at the United Nations climate change conference in Paris, France, known as COP21, Brighter Green Executive Director, Mia MacDonald, and Associate Wanqing Zhou will be attending and presenting at events at the Parc des Expositions conference center in Le Bourget and in various civil society spaces. Here’s a list of what we’re doing (below). For more information and to stay informed about Brighter Green at COP21, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.)
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What: Meat: The Big Omission from the Talks on Emissions
When: December 9th, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: Observer Room 04, Le Bourget Conference Center (Parc des Expositions)
Speakers: Johan Rockström, EAT (Chair), Antony Froggatt, Chatham House, Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament, Alexandra Clark, Humane Society International, and Wanqing Zhou, Brighter Green
If one of the biggest contributors to climate change is meat and dairy production, why doesn’t it take a more central position in our strategy to combat global warming? Brighter Green partners with Chatham House and the Humane Society International to address how to highlight and continue to help remedy this global issue post-Paris. Associate Wanqing Zhou will present her new discussion paper, The Triangle, which explores the “triangle of factory farming” linking the world’s three biggest players in the meat industry (the U.S., China, and Brazil) as well as analyzes the dynamics shaping this triangle. She will also present Brighter Green’s documentary film What’s For Dinner?, which explores the rapid rise in animal production in China and how it impacts the rest of the world.
What: Unsustainable Meat: The Impacts of Industrial Livestock and Feedstock Production on Climate and the People
When: December 9th, 2:50 PM – 4:20 PM
Where: Centquatre Paris
What is environmental racism and how does industrial livestock and feedstock production perpetuate it? In this discussion, Brighter Green partners with the Global Forest Coalition and presents our work pertaining to the globalization of factory farming in Brazil, China, Ethiopia, and India as well as the industrialization of dairy in Asia.
What: The Global Livestock Sector: Environmental, Social, Cultural, and Health Impacts
When: December 10th, 10.00 AM – 11.30 AM
Where: The Netherlands Climate Pavilion COP21 Paris
When we think about climate change, not only do we consider the environmental implications of global warming, but also its social, cultural, and health consequences. In this panel, Brighter Green, the Global Forest Coalition, CEIDRA, and Friends of the Siberian Forests will address the myriad of ways that the global livestock sector affects the globe—as well as how agroecology and food sovereignty can mitigate the climate crisis.
What: CINE-CLIMAT Time to Choose by Charles Ferguson + debate
When: December 5th, 6:00 PM
Where: Grand Palais, Paris
We are pleased to announce that Brighter Green’s Executive Director Mia MacDonald is featured in the film Time to Choose. This event will feature Director Charles Ferguson, Jane Goodall, and California Governor Jerry Brown.
What: Time to Choose Screening
When: December 10th, 4:30 PM – 6:35 PM
Where: Climate Generations Area, Le Bourget Conference Center (Parc des Expositions)
We are pleased to announce that Brighter Green’s Executive Director Mia MacDonald is featured in the film Time to Choose. This event will be held with Civil Society as an official side event at COP21.