What next after Paris? Feedback and plans
More than 60 people came to the “What next after Paris?” meeting on 19 January 2016. It was great to have such enthusiasm from People and Planet as well as SCA members who were in Paris – not about the official talks, but about the climate justice movement. Here is a summary of the presentations from that evening, which included a critique of the official talks and photos of the actions for climate justice (and see more photos here). Here are a five-minute film of the COP21 actions, and a Friends of the Earth International video report from Paris.
Our plans in Sheffield are under 3 headings “Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground”, “Create Alternatives” and “Build our Movement” – we heard 20 amazing one-minute pitches from our member organisations to tell us their plans.
Here are some upcoming events being hosted by SCA or affiliated organisations:
4 – 14 Feb the Climate Coalition ‘Show the Love’ campaign with green hearts and a film about a love letter showthelove.org.uk
12 Feb ‘Clean Up South Yorkshire Pensions Authority’ in Barnsley – join us 8am Sheffield station, bring mops, pinnies and green hearts!
13th Feb John McDonnell MP (Shadow Chancellor) is in Sheffield at a Labour Party meeting at St Mary’s Bramall Lane (we will leaflet outside from 9am), then rally against Council cuts (ditto leafletting) at Novotel, Arundel Gate from 12 noon.
5 March Community Climate Action meeting in Chesterfield with George Marshall
Sat 8 May ‘Backwards March’ down Whitehall to mark one year of Tory government going backwards on Climate Change (CaCC)
7- 15 May Break Free from Fossil Fuels – international actions co-ordinated by 350.org – nearest in Germany, cycle ride to Germany being organised.