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A People’s Conference for Climate Justice

AFTER COPENHAGEN WHAT NEXT?

Sheffield, Saturday 24 April 10.00 – 4.00, St Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane S2 4QZ

Contact/Register: Joan Miller, 104 Albert Road, Sheffield S8 9RA /  0114 249 8613 / ajmiller@blueyonder.co.uk Entry: £10 waged / £1 – £5 low income / under 18 free

President of Bolivia Evo Morales has called a World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth 19-22 April 2010 “to put forward radical measures to ensure the well-being of all humanity in harmony with nature”, to launch campaigns including a World People’s Referendum on Climate Change, and press for countries to sign up to tackle climate change.
To participate, you don’t need to go to Bolivia – Sheffield Campaign against Climate Change are holding a satellite event in Sheffield, to link with the peoples of the global South and campaigners for climate justice and social justice across the world. We want to connect our Sheffield realities and our efforts with the global movement for climate justice.

We especially welcome young people to join in any of the sessions.  All ages are welcome and there are creative sessions throughout the day that are suitable for parents with children. Join any part of the day.

Speakers include:

Tim Jenkins – UK Sustainable Development Commission on Prosperity without Growth

Martin Empson – Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Speaker

Polly Higgins – Barrister and Planetary Rights Advocate

Films:

‘Voices from a new Bolivia’ (World Premiere)

‘Bolivia is not for Sale’

Live link to hear about the conclusions from the Bolivian conference

Workshops

  • Mother Earth Rights / Planetary Rights
  • One million climate jobs / Trade union perspectives
  • Climate crisis, system crisis
  • Fair and equitable transition
  • What is Climate Justice?
  • Prosperity without Growth
  • Women and climate change
  • Non-violent direct action

Full programme available nearer the event on http://sheffield.campaigncc.org

Food and drink from St Mary’s Whole Food Cafe

Topics: City Wide, Climate Change, Heather Hunt, International

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