Local Pre-Copenhagen Events
MANCHESTER - 18 NOV
Wed 18 Nov
The Corner, Fallowfield
Infonight followed by Reggae Dub + Dancehall
ISLE OF WIGHT - 21 NOV
Push the Green Button
Save Vestas, Save Jobs, Save the Planet
Saturday, 21 November 2009
11:00 - 15:00
St James Square, Newport, Isle of Wight
Launch of revolution... people able to get info and buy ticket for minibus to Copenhagen and also promoting activities on the island that tie in with Copenhagen inc. island's FIRST showing of Age of Stupid and opportunities for direct action.
BRISTOL - 15 NOV
aCOPalypse now! - a day of teach-ins, discussions and presentations critiquing COP 15 and carbon trading
15th of November, Arnolfini, Bristol
Carry on polluting - a beginner's guide to the farce of carbon trading
Oscar Reyes - Carbon Trade Watch
11.30am - 12.30pm
The UK is at the heart of the global trade in carbon - but is this a system that is aimed at dealing with the threat of climate change, or allowing carbon-intensive companies to carry on polluting? Oscar Reyes of Carbon Trade Watch looks at the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and what it all means.
Carbon trading - who profits and who pays?
Larry Lohmann - The Corner House
12.30pm - 1.30pm
We are told that carbon trading is 'the most cost effective way of dealing with climate change.' In this talk, Larry Lohmann (Editor of 'Carbon trading - a critical conversation on climate change, privatisation and power') looks at who stands to gain by this 'cost effectiveness' and how it is often communities in the Global South that end up paying.
The Copenhagen climate talks - where did it all go wrong?
Jutta Kill - FERN
2.30pm - 3.30pm
We are hearing all the time that there need's to be 'a good deal' at the UN climate talks in December. Jutta Kill of FERN outlines why we should prepare ourselves for the worst, and why we can't afford to pin all our hopes on this particular process.
Ten ways the EU is failing on climate change... and many more alternatives
Oscar Reyes - Carbon Trade Watch
3.30pm - 4.30pm
The European Union routinely claims 'leadership' on climate change. But in creating the world´s largest carbon market, promoting agrofuels and Carbon Capture and Storage as solutions, it is failing to offer environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives for tackling the climate crisis. This workshop will look at how the EU´s carbon market is failing, show how EU negotiators are contributing to a bad deal in Copenhagen, and highlight how the EU subsidises some of the dirtiest industries in the name of 'clean' technology. It will then look at the alternatives needed to promote climate justice in the EU and beyond.
Introducing 'Operation Bike Block - Putting the fun between our legs'
Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination
5pm - 6pm
You've heard why COP is a problem. Come to a presentation on forms of creative resistance and the potential of bicycles. An opportunity to hear how you can take part in the Lab of ii''s latest designing and plotting a rebel swarm of bicycles in the coming weeks, with plans for Copenhagen.
LONDON - 19 NOV
Footsteps to Copenhagen
Thursday 19 November 2009
We are in the process of organising an amazing afternoon and evening of information and training at the School of Oriental and African studies (room tbc). As you know, time is really running and we need to ensure that if and when we get to Copenhagen, we are well prepared and in loose affinity groups. Many of us may not know what the significance of Copenhagen COP15 is (or even what it stand for) so here will be our chance to really engage with it and understand how it is best for us individually to take action. The evening shall run like this:
6 - 8pm Training (This includes Media, Legal and Medic and also pointers on where you can learn more).
8 - 9pm Free food and info films
9 - 10:30pm Direct Action training - arranged by 'Stepping into Action' from Climate Camp - should be a giggle.
BYOB - Bring your own Balaclava!!!
We shall also give you more info on Legal and Medic training when it's happening in London and facilitate anything else that you may need. Please get in touch if you have any queries or requests.
Love and Riots
Footsteps to Copenhagen.
LONDON - 28 NOV
*The Great Global Warm-Up*
Climate change is one of the biggest issues of our age. The current political response is feeble. Warm-up to Copenhagen with a day of workshops, discussion and debate. Speakers include activists, academics, and anyone involved in the fight for climate justice. Whether you're new to issues of climate change and social justice, or brimming with knowledge on such subjects, this is an exciting opportunity to explore the issues, imagine the solutions, and get involved in the action in the run up to UN climate talks in Copenhagen.
When: Saturday 28 November, 11am-5.30pm
Where: SOAS, (G2, FG07, FG08)
Cost: Free (donations welcome)
DEVON & KERNOW
"Copenhagen and our Climate Injustice"
Monday 16th November
-presentation,workshop and open discussion"
by Devon & Kernow and Rising Tide-Plymouth.
Plymouth University, Roland Levinsky Building, Room 008 .
Local Climate action in Plymouth -remembering Seattle & COP15.
-Monday 30th November
Rising Tide & Devon and Kernow 'hood.
"What's going on in Copenhagen? -
Saturday 12th December
Talk, updates and discussion.
Earth cafe, the Fortescue pub, Mutley Plain, Plymouth.
"After Copenhagen -updates and open discussion"
Totnes by Devon & Kernow 'hood.