@Richard Dale - it can indeed be a debate, because the public has the right to join in, and give their opinions as they wish. Also we do not yet know if the panelists will agree or not....stay tuned....
We should be underway in just under 15 minutes.....
So Gavin, you think the more important question is: What is needed to build a sufficient push to change the basic economic system?
Hi - I am Megan Rowling, a journalist with AlertNet Climate. I'll be tweeting out some of the key points from this debate using twitterhandle @alertnetclimate and hashtag #climate2014
Here are some questions for our panelists that came in earlier, which I have done my best to summarise (please respond as you can!):
- Can we expect any contributions to the Green Climate Fund at the summit?
- Will the summit say or do anything about the key issue of loss and damage from climate change impacts?
- How do you define "political will" to act on climate change, and are developed or developing countries showing more of it?
- Changing consumer behaviour is key to building a global movement for climate action: how should the UN help spread awareness about the need for a different, more sustainable economic system?
- Is there a need to reform global climate governance, and if so, how?
Hi everyone: Welcome to our online debate! Let's get started. If you have a question for a particular panelist, would you put @ and their name at the start of it, to help make sure it gets answered?
I'm Laurie Goering, the editor of AlertNet Climate at the Thomson Reuters Foundation......