Making a noise for climate change

By Simon Barrow
July 27, 2007

This weekend you have an opportunity to listen to some fabulous music a make a difference to climate change and its impact on global poverty.

At this year’s WOMAD world music festival (27-29 July 2007) UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is asking visitors to join its Climate Changed campaign as they listen to acts from developing countries which are struggling to adapt to the devastating effects of climate change.

The Christian Aid Climate Changed campaign is calling on the UK Government to ensure the new Climate Bill includes a target for CO2 emission cuts of at least 80 per cent by 2050. It is also calling for the mandatory reporting of CO2 emissions by companies trading in the UK.

Nazmul Chowdhury from Practical Action in Bangladesh, said: "Forget about making poverty history. Climate change will make poverty permanent."

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