Pocket Issue and the British Council help Uganda tackle climate change
Released on: October 9, 2007, 8:01 am
Press Release Author: Pocket Issue
Press Release Summary: Thanks to an initiative by the Ugandan Carbon Bureau, and sponsorship from Pocket Issue and the British Council, 1000 Ugandan politicians will this week receive a climate change information pack, made up of a copy of Pocket Issue, Global Warming and the UK government commissioned Stern Report.
Press Release Body: Thanks to an initiative by the Ugandan Carbon Bureau, and sponsorship from Pocket Issue and the British Council, 1000 Ugandan politicians will this week receive a climate change information pack, made up of a copy of Pocket Issue, Global Warming and the UK government commissioned Stern Report. The goal is to bring politicians up-to-speed on the issues and choices raised by climate change, with the distribution of the packs being followed by a high level Cabinet and Presidential briefing by Professor Ian Swingland, of London-based Sustainable Forestry Management.
Dubbed "small briefs for a big world", Pocket Issue, Global Warming delivers the reader a brief and pithy appraisal of the issues and background to climate change in under 100-pages, giving each Ugandan parliamentarian an overview of the science, the debate and possible future scenarios in as little as 20-minutes.
Speaking on behalf of Pocket Issue, Emma Hardcastle, said, "We are very pleased to have been able to assist Ugandan politicians and the Uganda Carbon Bureau with the challenge ahead of them. Providing accurate and accessible information to help further understanding amongst the country's decision makers is an essential first step in tackling climate change."
Climate change is firmly on the agenda in Uganda this month, following severe flooding in north-eastern areas of the country, affecting an estimated 300,000 people. Ugandan politicians are keen to understand both the local and global environmental implications of climate change, not least how they can use carbon trading schemes to boost local farming incomes whilst reducing the impact of CO2.
A program of events is planned for the next week, including a public lecture by Professor Swingland in conjunction with Nature Uganda, the hope being that by building public awareness and increasing Uganda's involvement in carbon markets the country can offer some coherent response to climate change. ENDS-
Information for Editors:
About Pocket Issue - Small briefs for a big world, www.pocketissue.com Priced at £4.99 and weighing in at only 80 pages, Pocket Issue has built a reputation for short and pithy backgrounders for the time-pressed reader. With a brief to educate in as little as 20-minutes the books are independent, pithy and brief, concentrating on an easy-to-read format and accurate facts.
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About Ugandan Carbon Bureau The Ugandan Carbon Bureau, helps local businesses and farmers with low cost carbon credit certification schemes, energy saving advice, and education and publicity work to help increase Uganda's involvement in carbon markets.
Contact: For more information on Uganda Carbon Bureau please contact Bill Farmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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