Time to Act: Divest, Invest, and Build the Climate Movement!

On 19 September, Sheffield is hosting a national conference that will bring trade unionists and climate campaigners together to make connections between Divestment and Climate Jobs, and plan for ways to build our movement nationally, internationally and locally. This conference will hear feedback from a Global Union Climate Conference held a few days before in Paris, called by the ITUC and One Million Climate Jobs campaign.

Lunch will be provided by The Real Junk Food project (Sheffield and Doncaster) – a cold buffet for a pay-as-you-feel price!

Book for the conference here using Eventbrite, cost is £10/£5 concessions

See details of times and location here  Download the flyer here and the programme here

Some of the speakers are as follows:

Martin Mayer, Sheffield Trades Council – Welcome to Sheffield

Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley – taking Climate Jobs to Parliament

Dani Paffard, Divestment Campaigner for 350.org – next steps for Divestment

Graham Petersen, Environment Officer for UCU – report-back on International Climate Jobs Conference

Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth – International campaigning around the Paris COP

Suzanne Jeffery, Campaign against Climate Change – Building Time to Act!

Workshops include:

John Hilary, War on Want – What is TTIP and how can we oppose it?

Matthew Burnett-Stuart, Campaign against the Arms Trade – ‘Arms to Renewables’

David Burley and David Shaw, Frack-Free South Yorks – Fighting Fracking

plus ‘Bringing the Campaign to your local Council and Pension Fund’ with SCA,

‘Communicating Climate Change’ with Nick Nuttgens,

‘Building locally for the London and Paris demonstrations’ with Brighton CAN, 

‘Creating Political Inroads for One Million Climate Jobs’ (tbc)

Open Space for small group discussion of your questions and proposals.