Alarmed that the urgency of the climate change crisis has not yet dawned on South African editors, this August I partnered with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, Project 90 by 2030 and the Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection, as well as leading South African science writer Leonie Joubert and the environmental writer Monica Graaff, to hold an Editors’ Briefing on Climate Change.
We particularly wished to emphasise the importance of the imminent COP15 talks in Copenhagen in December. There, of course, we very much hope that South Africa will contribute to the world negotiating a visionary extension to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, one that will turn us away from runaway climate change.
We ran the event at the Hyatt, in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on August 6. I had raised money from the Danish government to fund it. Our contributors Continue reading