Global Humanitarian Forum to Host Live Web Panel Tomorrow to Discuss Climate Justice

    Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu to Participate in Debate and
Q&A at

    NEW YORK, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Humanitarian Forum will be
broadcasting live a panel discussion on Climate Justice hosted by the Global
Humanitarian Forum in collaboration with the University of Pretoria.

    "The countries most vulnerable are least able to protect themselves. They
also contribute least to the global emissions of greenhouse gases. Without
action they will pay a high price for the actions of others," says Kofi Annan.


    Date:                28 February 2009
    Time:                14:00 - 15:30 GMT + 2
    Venue:               University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus, Pretoria
                         And via Web at

    Panel Participants:  Kofi Annan (via video link)
                         Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
                         Mary Robinson
                         Wangari Maathai (video message)
                         Rajendra Pachauri (video message)

    The discussion will explore the ethical foundations of "Climate Justice"
and will be covered by a full range of international media. The debate will be
followed by a Question & Answer session between students, faculty and the
panel of experts addressing the issue of the human impact of climate change.
The debate will be moderated by Nisha Pillai, news anchor for BBC World
followed by a press conference with the media.

    Climate justice is realized when polluters take responsibility for the
negative consequences of their pollution, acting to end or minimize and
compensate for any harm. The 50 least developed countries are responsible for
less than 1% of global emissions. Conversely, the United States, Europe,
Japan, China, India and Russia account for over three quarters of emissions.

    The Global Humanitarian Forum is an international organisation founded in
2007 together with the Swiss government and is led by Kofi Annan. An
independent and impartial international organization, the Forum is working to
build a stronger global community for overcoming humanitarian challenges,
hence its vision: "A world where the full potential of the global society is
harnessed for eradicating human suffering." For more information, please


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