Climate minister to launch build up to UK Climate Week
Climate Minister Greg Barker will today (November 8) give the keynote address to mark the build up to the UK's first Climate Week.
Taking place from March 21 to 27 2011, Climate Week aims to enhance society's approach to combating climate change.
It hopes to do this by creating an unprecedented opportunity for individuals and organisations from all parts of society, to share ideas, forge new collaborations, motivate their peers and inspire others to act.
Climate Week's chief executive, Kevin Steele, said: "Climate Week is about showcasing the positive steps that can be taken in every part of society to help combat climate change.
"We are extremely pleased that such a large number of leading figures from virtually every sector are gathering today to discuss their involvement in Climate Week."
The week is backed by prime minister, David Cameron, and leading political figures including former US vice president Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan and Lord Nicholas Stern.
Celebrities backing the campaign include Sir Paul McCartney, Michael Palin, Mark Ronson, Lily Cole and Sienna Miller.
Today's event in Westminster will include hundreds of leading figures from the worlds of education, business, science, politics, religion, professions, community campaigning, government, the public services and the voluntary sector. It will also be attended by the representatives of more than thirty foreign embassies.