Tim Costello Speaks Out Climate Change in the Developing World

Climate change is already having a bigger impact on developing nations as rising sea levels create climate change refugees and environmental disasters are on the rise.

Few Australian understand the issue as deeply as Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision. Last year he identified climate change as “our greatest challenge” at the One Just World forum. Six months after Copenhagen promised $30 billion to assist developing nations to limit their emissions, Costello is committed to making sure that money is spent effectively.

But Costello also believes climate change should begin at home, blogging recently prior to the Federal budget that “The federal government needs to recognise through its budget measures that climate change is a new, big problem and one that we cannot put aside. ”

Tim Costello delivers the keynote address at the Deakins lecture, Innovation, Energy and Climate Change in the Developing World.