Climate Jobs Events at the People's Summit during the Rio+20 Conference.
(1) How Climate Jobs can help solve the economic and environmental crises; 18th June: 10-12, Auditorio Menor; and, 12-13.30, Tenda 22
(2) How we can build a Global Climate Jobs Network; 21st June: 11.30-13.30, Tenda 5
In order to solve the environmental crisis we face, we need to create millions of jobs that can reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, increase renewable energy generation, reduce energy use and expand public transport. In South Africa, Great Britain, Canada and other countries, campaigns for Climate Jobs are bringing together environmentalists, trade unionists and organisations of the unemployed. Come and hear about these campaigns and discuss how we can create a global network uniting workers and environmentalists which can help solve the economic and environmental crises. Climate jobs are a key bridge to a low carbon, sustainable society.
One Million Climate Jobs campaign (South Africa); Green Economy Network (Canada); Concerned Scientists (Norway); Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (USA); One Million Climate Jobs campaign (Britain); Campaign Against Climate Change (Britain)
Join the Caravan for Climate Jobs: 12th - 25th May
Following the example of the Trans Africa Caravan of Hope, which carried the message of climate justice to the UN talks in Durban, the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group is organising a Climate Jobs Caravan here in Britain. Based on the Million Climate Jobs report, produced with the assistance of the CWU, PCS, TSSA & UCU trade unions, the Caravan will highlight how creating climate jobs can help us tackle the twin crises of the ecomony and climate change.
The Caravan will be touring simultaneously in the North and South of the UK. For more information see here.
Support the Climate Jobs Caravan. To make a one time donation with PayPal (Note: You do not need a PayPal account, you can use a debit or credit card). Please specify on the form that your donation is for the Climate Caravan.
EDINBURGH - SATURDAY 12 MAY
Send the Caravan off on its northern route: 12.15pm, Scottish Parliament with Patrick Harvey MSP and Sarah Boyack MSP
More information from Matthew Crighton 07851 348 426
Download flyer here (word doc).
LONDON - SATURDAY 12 MAY
Send the Caravan off on its southern route: 10.20am, Old Palace Yard, Opposite Houses of Parliament with John McDonnell MP, Graham Petersen UCU
Download London flyer here (word doc).
NEWCASTLE - SUNDAY 13 MAY
A Million Climate Jobs - The Real Alternative for the North East - Public Meeting and Debate
The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne (next to High Level Bridge) 3pm
Speakers include: John Stewart (Chair, Campaign Against Climate Change); Shirley Ford (Regional Co-ordinator: NE Green Party), plus speakers from local trade unions and activist groups.
Supported by UCU, PCS, Gateshead Local Government UNISON
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CARDIFF - Monday 14 May
Public Meeting: 6pm, Poets Corner, 56 City Road Cardiff CF24 CDN, Speakers include Manuel Cortes from the TSSA rail union
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DERBY - Monday 14 May
The Quad, The Market Place. 7pm
Speakers include Ken Usher (involved in Bombardier, RMT) & Keith Sonnet, Asst. General Secretary of Unison
LEEDS - Tuesday 15 May
"Fighting for a Million New Jobs & Fighting the threat of Catastrophic Climate Change"
Leeds Met Uni "Broadcasting Place Building", Room AG2. Woodhouse Lane, City Campus. LS2 9EN 6.30pm
Speakers include Chris Baugh (Assistant General Secretary of the PCS Union), Martin Empson (CaCC)
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BIRMINGHAM - Tuesday 15 May
Public Meeting at the Council House, Victoria Square at 7pm
Further details from KazEliot@hotmail.com
CAMBRIDGE - Wednesday 16 May
Lunchtime Public Meeting, hosted by Cambs Campaign for Better Transport and Cambridge Friends of the Earth. 12-2pm
Unitarian Church at the corner of Emmanuel Road and Victoria Street, close to the bus station. Entrance will be via Victoria Street.
Speakers: Ken Montague -- Climate Caravan; Richard Hebditch -- Campaign for Better Transport; Susan van de Ven and Tariq Sadiq -- opposition county councillors.
STOKE - Wednesday 16 May
Come and find out about the Climate Jobs Caravan, the One Million Climate Jobs campaign and FairTrade.
10.30am - 5.30pm, Old Hall Street, Hanley, opposite Argos. Download a flyer here.
NORWICH - Thursday 17 May
Climate jobs – a people friendly response to credit crunch, climate crisis and austerity
May 17th will be Climate Jobs Day in Norwich, with the touring Climate Job Centre in the Amphitheatre from 11am to 6pm.
Drop in and see how creating climate jobs can help us tackle the twin crises of the economy and climate change.
(Report and exhibition produced by Trade Union Group of Campaign against Climate Change)
A Public Meeting at The Curve, 7pm "How to Create a Million Climate Jobs"
Speakers: Fiona Brookes (Campaign Against Climate Change), Adrian Ramsey (Deputy National Leader of the Green Party), Mark Hughes, lecturer & UCU member.
OXFORD - Thursday 18 May
SHEFFIELD - Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May
Friday 18 May, 1- 6 pm; Climate Caravan, Tudor Square (by Crucible Theatre) with stalls and info.
6.30-8.30pm; Public Meeting: “One Million Climate Jobs”, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street S1 2EW, speakers include: John Stewart , CaCC Trade Union Group
Sat 19 May, 9.30am-12 Workshop: “An Economy for the 99%”
Further Details: Joan Miller 0114 2498613 email@example.com
LIVERPOOL - Saturday 19 May
Daytime - Williamson Square - 10am - 5pm - Climate Jobs Centre in Caravan
- Stalls from organisations, including CCC, Friends of the Earth, Green Party, Greenpeace, Student Action for Refugees, Friends of Park, allotment groups
- Bike Doctor & Cycle awareness activities; Composting activities; Foodcycle cook for us; Circle of Silence - Refugees & Climate Change; Cycle & produce your own electricity activity, plus other stalls and activities tbc
Evening - film debate 7.30pm - Fracking & Climate Jobs at Friends Meeting House (tbc) plus stalls and refreshments.
• Fracking Hell film followed by speakers (tbc) on fracking followed by One Million Climate Jobs film & public debate.
• Conclusion by showing One Million Climate Jobs with public debate
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HUDDERSFIELD - Sunday 20th May
SOUTHAMPTON - MONDAY 21st MAY
10.30 Caravan vists to Southampton Science Park to meet CC researchers
11.30 to Elliotts Direct, a building materials supplier setting up a Low Carbon, sustainable products programme.
12 to Portswood Cycles supplier of pedal and electric cycles. Possible escort of Caravan to
12.30 Guildhall Square – permission to park in the square until 9pm
1pm Local Labour MP Alan Whitehead to open the proceedings with a short video showing and speech in the Sir James Matthews building which forms one side of Guildhall Square. Stalls to be set up in the foyer for the rest of the day.
2-7pm showing of video, stalls, visits to Caravan by public.
7pm Public Meeting in Sir JM building with Hanna Thomas (Ortesha Project); John Stewart (Campaign Against Climate Change) plus other local speakers.
Further details for Southampton from email@example.com
BOLTON - Monday 21 May
Public Meeting, 8pm, Friends Meeting House, 50 Silverwell St, BL1 1PP map here
Speakers include, Bolton Trades Council, Green Party, Julie Hilling MP (invited).
PORTSMOUTH - Tuesday 22 May
Commercial Road Precinct, Arundel St, between Debenhams & Burtons
Climate Caravan roadshow: 9.30am - 4.30pm, Mountbatten Fountain, Commercial Rd Precinct/Arundel St, Portsmouth PO1 1BT
Public Meeting 7pm, Room F, Central Library, Portsmouth, PO1 2DX (hosted by Portsmouth Trades Union Council)
Speakers include: Manuel Cortes, General Secretary, TSSA; Hanna Thomas, Otesha Project, Suzanne Jeffrey, Chair, Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union group.
Further information from Chris Price 079 0188 2557 or http://portsmouthtuc.wordpress.com or www.portsmouthcan.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
WIGAN - Tuesday 22 May
Caravan Outside Leigh Town Hall from 10am - 4pm
Public Meeting, 7.30pm Leigh Labour Club, Abbey Road, WN7 1EU
BRIGHTON - Wednesday 23 May
Sussex University Environment Society open meeting: “One Million Climate Jobs - Transforming Our Economy and Preventing Runaway Climate Change” 12.30pm-2pm
Speakers: Hanna Thomas, Otesha Project UK; Ken Montague, Climate Jobs Caravan; Gareth Dale, Campaign against Climate Change
Arts A1 Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton
Map (pdf) here.
PCS annual conference- Green fringe: climate jobs caravan
5.30pm, Syndicate 2, Brighton Conference Centre
Chair: Paula Brown, PCS vice-president
Speakers: Caroline Lucas MP, leader of the Green Party; Chris Baugh, PCS assistant general secretary; Suzanne Jeffery, chair, CaCC TU group; Will Cottrell, chair, Brighton Energy Co-operative; Clara Paillard, PCS branch chair, National Museums Liverpool
BLACKPOOL - Wednesday 23 May
Public Meeting - 7:30pm Can we create jobs in Blackpool without Fracking?
Ruskin Hotel 55-61 Albert Road Blackpool FY1 4PW
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LANCASTER - Thursday 24 May
On 22nd and 23rd film showing of One Million Climate Jobs film plus shorts including Bulgarian fracking protest & Copenhagen 2010. On 23rd Shaun Dey from Reel News will be talking about the making of the films.
Further information from Hilary.firstname.lastname@example.org
MANCHESTER - Friday 25 May
Meet the Caravan and find out more about Climate Jobs:
10.30 - 3.30 - Piccadilly Gardens, Queen Victoria Statue
4.00 - 5.30 - Cavendish St, corner of Oxford Road
6.30 - 7.00 - Albert Square
Join the Caravan cycle tour around the town and the universities:
6.00 from Cavendish Street, corner of Oxford Road
Public Meeting at 7pm in Friends Meeting House, Mount St, speakers include Richard Lease, leader of Manchester Council, Peter Allen (Manchester Green Parrty), Karen Evans (UCU) & Martin Empson (CaCC TU group)
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LONDON - Friday 25 May
One Million Jobs, Now Minister! 12.30pm, Dept of Work & Pensions, Tothill St, SW1H 9NA
The nationwide tour comes to an end with a demand that Chris Grayling, the Minister for Work and Pensions, gets serious about job creation. Join us for a colourful lunchtime event.