PUBLIC MEETING Wednesday 18th September 7.30 to 9.30
LABOUR FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL –investing in a new energy grid, renewables and energy efficiency will create 1000’s of new jobs
Venue: Wood Green Social Club 3-4 Stuart Crescent N22 5NJ
DANIELLE ROWLEY Shadow Minister for Climate Justice & Green Jobs
Dr ALAN WHITEHEAD Shadow Minister for Energy
ANYA RANNING RAMAMURTHY UK Students Climate Network
for more information: Norman Beddington Climate Change & Environment Group Hornsey & Wood Green Labour Party firstname.lastname@example.org 07949 082196
Global Strike with children strikers, prior to the UN Climate Action Summit.
Venue: Across the World. For London Millbank, London, United Kingdom SW1P 3JA
Time: All day. For London be at Millbank at 11am or your group’s own arrangements.
Global Climate Strike explains that “Millions of school climate strikers have been leaving their classrooms every Friday. Now they hope that everyone else will join them in action. Going on climate strike means people everywhere walking out of their homes, their offices, their farms, their factories……”
“people in 150 countries are organising for the global climate strikes this September. Some will spend the day in protest against new pipelines and mines, or the banks that fund them; some will highlight the oil companies fuelling this crisis and the politicians that enable them. Others will spend the day in action raising awareness in their communities and pushing for solutions to the climate crisis that have justice and equity at their heart.
On a grossly unequal planet, not everyone will be able to take a day off or take part in the same way. But we can all take a stand and make our voices heard.”
The Strike is on Friday the 20th Sept. On Saturday the 21st September the UN is hosting a Youth Climate Summit followed by the main Climate Action Summit on Monday 23rd Sept and Greta Thunberg has sailed across the Atlantic especially to be there.
This UN summit is to kickstart the process for countries to make more ambitious pledges
so Climate Strikers need to make sure that the UK Government offers much more than the sound bites it currently talks about.
Business Green lists the UK actions that have been contrary to reducing green house gases “Parroting the line that the UK is ‘a world leader on climate action’ at the same time as maintaining fossil fuel tax breaks, hampering renewables development, and crassly attacking climate protestors as part of the Culture War is not a good look.” and Green GB week 2018 rebuttal table 10th Oct lists many ‘fake news’ claims up to last October.
PROTEST AGAINST THESE.
For some recent Events click here.
As a new set of MEPs take their seats in the EU Parliament it is timely to be aware of how the EU works to co-ordinate climate breakdown action across the 28 member states, Many of the changes that should be made to address the increase in global carbon intensity also address the pollution of our air, water and land.
Whether the UK remains in the EU or leaves soon, the makeup of the Parliament will affect the speed (or not) of addressing climate breakdown. “With their tally of MEPs surging to 70 from 51 in the last parliament, the Greens group will have roughly the same clout in the 751-seat assembly as the far-right populists led by Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini – and a much better chance of using it. ” is a hopeful message in the Guardian May 28th.
‘The EU‘ is one of a set of Transition Highgate pages reviewing the pledges and actions of the Paris agreement. It has sections on aviation, power, buildings, agriculture, waste and transport.
Environment and climate change is an EU resource page.
Since Extinction Rebellion burst onto the International stage members of Transition Highgate have leapt to its banner and are supporting the aims of demanding that politicians take emergency action to minimise climate damage as soon as possible.
On 30th January members listened to the talk by Millie Guest with slides illustrating the grave and imminent danger we are in and the means that Extinction Rebellion is taking to spread knowledge amongst the people and policitians. Millie also talked about her role in planning the UK school children’s Fridays for Future strikes.
On 13th April, the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group held a ‘Die in’ for Extinction Rebellion.
representing ‘WHEN HOPE DIES’. It was followed by ‘ACTION BEGINS’ public meeting where the Haringey Low Carbon officer gave a talk on how Haringey will bring forward its Zero by 2050 programme to adapt to the Climate Emergency that Haringey Council has declared. Click Joe Baker Climate Ext April 19.
This was during the build up to Extinction Rebellion’s International Rebellion Week. In London rebels took over Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Marble Arch from the 15th April – causing inconvenience to motorists and triggering ineffectual arrests.
sums up the scene at the Marble Arch camp on the Saturday, where Sue captured the ill boding figure looming over us. Sydney recorded the moment at Oxford Circus on the Saturday when Police surrounded the iconic Pink Boat, ready to haul it away amidst mourning later that day.
To support Extinction Rebellion
Show the Extinction Rebellion video/slideshow to friends, neighbours and communities who can choose how they can rebel against the “5% chance that temperature rises above 5˚C, by 2050 which could cause human extinction.”
Support Extinction Rebellion and join with members across the world for International Rebellion Week starting 15th April 2019.
Learn about the importance of the ‘Paris pledges‘ and demand that the UK stops subsidising fossil fuels immediately, prioritises all means of decarbonisation above short term pressures and offers the most ambitious pledges possible to the UN Climate Summit on 23rd Sept 2019.
Bloomberg’s carbon clock has a constant countdown towards the catastrophic 450pmm concentration of CO2 and CO2 equivalent in our atmosphere. MCC shows the ‘carbon budget’ and time left to avoid global heating of 2˚C, with a much shorter time by clicking 1.5˚C scenario button.
The world’s leading climate scientists, in a special report for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), have warned that there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C. Meanwhile the Governments of the World arrive at the 2018 Conference of the Parties COP24 in Katowice, amidst praise of coal and failure to agree ambitious actions – Guardian Dec 2018.