Posted by alangdundee on 5th September 2008
Imagining and creating a just and sustainable society
Saturday 18th October (11-5.30)
Sun 19th October (11-2)
Edinburgh Students Union, Teviot Building
For all who want action not just targets
- Sian Berry London Mayoral candidate, Green Party
- John MacAllion, Scottish Socialist Party
Workshop Strands will include:
- 1. WHAT are the causes of climate chaos?
- 2. HOW can we reduce carbon emissions fast?
- 3. WHO can change Policy not just light bulbs?
While the Arctic is set to be ice free and absorbing rather than reflecting heat by 2013, scientists argue that this could be just the start of the feedback loops which will drive temperatures higher and potentially drive us to extinction.
People from a range of environmental and political groups (and from none) are meeting to ask: how we can work together to challenge this system of insatiable economic growth that drives greenhouse gas emissions up daily?
If governments won’t act to tackle the causes of climate chaos, then how can we create a community based, nationally effective, internationally connected political movement to deal with peak oil and avoid climate chaos?
Come along, learn and share views on the issues that need to be addressed and the action that can be taken.
Organised by activists from Democratic Left Scotland, from the Scottish Green Party and from the Scottish Socialist Party