The Cancun summit is going to be a washout. Ed Miliband mentioned climate change just once as barely an after-thought. The political agenda doesn’t feature climate change as a high priority. This meeting by CACC is worth going to.
Saturday 30th October, Friends House, Euston Road, London
1.00 pm to 7.00 pm Climate Forum, 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm Climate Concert
We need an escalated scale of ambition on climate, a magnified sense of urgency, a powerful challenge to government and the status quo, a coherent positive alternative to what currently is on offer…… Join some of the people who can, and are, making that happen and be part of making it happen yourself………
With John Mcdonnell MP (Lab, Hayes and Harlington), Caroline Lucas MP (leader Green Party, Brighton Pavillion), Maria Souviron (Bolivian Ambassador), Alexis Rowell (‘Cutting the Carbon’, Camden CAN), Ben Brangwyn (co-founder Transition Towns), Andrew Simms (New Economics Foundation), George Marshall ( founder COIN), Vicki Hird ( FOE Real Food Campaign), John Stewart (HACAN, Airport Watch), Stephen Murphy ‘Zero Carbon Britain’ Team, Chris Baugh (Asst Gen Sec PCS Union) – and more to be announced.
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The Climate Emergency: what the science is telling us.
Yes, we can!
Zero Carbon Britain, rapid decarbonisation of the economy,
Green Energy Revolution. At national and local level.
Yes we must !
Climate Justice, avoiding false solutions, stopping the
One million Climate jobs ! A Green New Deal.
The evening continues with Climate Concert Music and
The Copenhagen debacle made it clear that we will not see any kind of effective response to the Climate Emergency coming out of the international negotiations before there is a radical shift in climate politics and policy at the national level. What we are seeing in the UK, however, is a painfully slow, faltering and piecemeal approach from a government that clearly does not regard the imminent threat of catastrophic climate change as its first priority. What we need is a coherent plan of radical action on a scale sufficient to match the threat