19 Jan 2007

How Can Jews Help Prevent an 'Environmental Genocide'

Climate Changers,

Announcing a great event on Sunday 4th February 2007 at 2pm

Please circulate this amongst any of your relatives and contacts who
are Jewish, or who are keen to find out about the impact of London's
Jewish community on the global problem of Climate Change.


How Can Jews Help Prevent an 'Environmental Genocide' and Save the Planet ?
with United Nations 'green negotiator' Aubrey Meyer and friends.

Sunday 4 February, 2pm
Tickets £12
London Jewish Cultural Centre
Ivy House, 94 - 96 North End Road London NW11 7SX

Renowned United Nation's green activist and musician Aubrey Meyer will
open the debate 'How can Jews (help) save the planet ?' with a violin
performance of the theme to Schindler's List. The music will accompany
a screening of incontrovertible images of the 'environmental genocide'
he suggests we now face.

Meyer will be joined by Dr Mark Levene, Dr Mayer Hillman and Rabbi
Jeffrey Newman to consider the extent of global warming, what brought
us to this point and what can be done now to improve the situation ?

Our panel will also debate how we as Jews can respond to the crisis
and whether there is a prophetic wisdom which needs raising now.

Aubrey Meyer is 'the individual from the worlds of business, academia,
politics & activism who has made the greatest contribution to the
understanding and combating of climate change', the City of London

Co-founder of London-based Global Commons Institute, for the
regulation of emission Meyer has spent over a decade campaigning at
the United Nations negotiations on climate change to win acceptance of
the management of global greenhouse gas emissions.

His framework of, 'Contraction and Convergence', is now cited as
'destined to become one of the most important principles governing
international relations in the 21st Century'.

Dr Mark Levene (Chair) is a co-founder of Crisis Forum (The Forum for
the Study of Crisis in the 21st Century), a network which brings
academics and activists together to respond to crisis and encourage
universities to think and act with responsibility and vision.

He is also part of the Parkes Institute for Jewish/non-Jewish
relations at Southampton University and a long-time environmental and
peace campaigner.

Dr. Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Policy Studies
Institute, is the author/ co-author of more than 40 books on
environmental issues, most recently (with Tina Fawcett), How We Can
Save the Planet (Penguin Books, 2004).

For over 35 years, he has pressed for environmentally-conscious
attitudes to inform public policy and was one of the first proponents
of carbon rationing to prevent serious damage from climate change.

Jeffrey Newman, formerly Rabbi of Finchley Reform Synagogue is
currently consultant to the Reform Assembly of Rabbis. He is the UK
representative of the Earth Charter.

For tickets or further information please call the London Jewish
Cultural Centre on 020 8457 5000, email admin@ljcc.org.uk or visit

+44 77 17 22 13 96

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