Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Time to Act on Climate Change: Manchester Climate Conference Saturday 10 October 2015

Time to Act on Climate Change: Manchester Climate Conference Saturday 10 October 2015

Despite worsening news about climate change little is being done. As the world warms, and millions of peoples lives are threatened, politicians continue to prevaricate. Britain's Tory government is more interested in helping its friends in the fracking industry, undermining renewable energy policy, promoting airport and road expansion and cutting budgets for home insulation schemes then action on climate.


In December, world leaders will meet in Paris to discuss international action on climate. As they meet mass protests and direct action will take place in cities across the world, culminating in an international event in Paris itself. 

This Manchester conference will examine climate politics in the run up toParis. We'll discuss how climate change will impact upon people through inequality, refugees and racism. We will look at what can be done, and the alternatives to austerity and climate chaos such as One Million Climate Jobs. Groups involved include trade unionists, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth and other local groups. We want a bigger, stronger and more united environmental movement.

Come and join this discussion, which takes place after the Peoples' Assembly's week of Action against the Tory Party conference in Manchester.

Speakers include:
Chris Baugh, deputy general secretary PCS
Manuel Cortes, general secretary TSSA
Kate Pickett, author "The Spirit Level"
Nick Dearden, Global Justice Now
John Hilary, War on Want
Martin Empson, Campaign Against Climate Change, author "Land and Labour"
Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth
Rachel Thompson, Reclaim the Power

Workshops & Plenaries include:

Migration, Racism & Inequality
Why Don't they Act?
Energy Policies and Alternatives
Global Trade, TTIP and economic systems
Finance and Divestment Campaigns
Transport Policies and Alternatives

Register and pay online:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manchester-time-to-act-on-climate-change-tickets-18130835818

For more information, please contact Martin 079 585 35231

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