Global Warming : Should We Care?
An Open Forum on the topic of:
“How important should Global Warming (Climate Change) be in the development agendas for developing countries?”
The forum will give space for young people to voice their opinions on this topic which is fast becoming an issue of importance both internationally and locally. The forum will feature Imalka De Silva-Oyewole, an Environmental Economist and Senior Programme Coordinator for the Environment and Economic Consultancy Service and Prof. Ajith De Alwis, Head (Department of Chemical & Process Eng), University of Moratuwa and a host of opinionated young people with diverse opinions on the topic.
If you have something to say on any of the issues, join us on this Saturday.
Date : Saturday 21 July 2007
Time : 01.30 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.
Venue : British Council Hall, 49 Alfred House Gardens, Colombo 03
The registrations will begin at 1.pm on Saturday. If you’d like to reserve your place send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or notify us via Facebook.
If you come a bit early, (10.a.m. onwards) you would be able to :
- watch a few films done by the winners of the UK Environment Film Fellowships 2005, on the deeper impacts of climate change.
- catch a photographic exhibition based on environment and young people.
Organised by Beyond Borders in collaboration with:
Yatra for Reflection and Action for Change (Youth Yatra) : an EU funded project for young people managed by the British Council along with partners in Finland, India, Sri Lanka and the UK. The key aim of the project is capacity-building of the participants for the promotion of positive social change. It focuses on making a difference through youth empowerment, participation and policy formulation on global issues such as climate change.