2014 events

Breaking Down the Barriers: Diversifying the Climate Movement Conference

Campaign against Climate Change is teaming up with Global Power Shift UK to organise "Breaking Down the Barriers: Diversifying the Climate Movement" Conference

The aim of this Conference is to create a diverse learning space for attendees to share their ideas, experiences, and learn from each other and our guest speakers.

Breaking Down the Barriers: Diversifying the Climate Movement Conference is open to passionate Climate activists from all walks of society who want to contribute to the debate on Climate Change. We really want the Conference to be a reflection of society as a whole, and so welcome applications from all individuals. So you're a Cosmologist with a penchant for local community conservation projects? Or struggling to pay the bills and knowing that we need change? We'd love to see you there. 

In the registration process we will ask if you need financial support to attend the conference, for travel and/or accommodation. Please let us know if you need to support to be there - we don't want that to stop anyone from attending.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

  • Asad Rehman – Friends of the Earth – speaking on international climate issues
  • George Barda – Occupy London/Reclaim the Power – sharing stories about challenges around diversification
  • Siobhan Grimes – Campaigner with Operation Noah and Climate Rush – sharing experiences of divestment campaigns with the Church of England
  • Chris Church – Low Carbon Communities Network – working with communities on the ground and facing the obstacles when campaigning
  • Ian ‘KMT’ Solomon – May Project Gardens – outreach and permaculture edge
  • Afsheen Rashid – Repowering London (Community energy specialist) – community engagement and working with diverse communities

Programme includes:

Day 1: Speakers and Open Sessions

The day’s events will include a mixture of guest speakers and Open Space sessions for participants to workshop their ideas, challenges and concerns. We will learn how to better organise outreach programmes and diversify the movement in a collective environment that is inviting to all. Proposed topics so far include:

  • Taking a global view on climate justice
  • Broadening and diversifying the climate movement:
  • Economics, divestment and social justice

We welcome your input for sessions you’d like to host – please share with us your ideas on the registration form.

Additional option for Day 1 afternoon – closed group session - Re-centering Our Movement

On Saturday Suzanne Dhaliwal (UK Tar Sands Network) and Liam Barrington Bush (solidarity activist/ journalist/facilitator in social change) will be hosting a closed 4 hour group workshop for 12 participants.

In this workshop Suzanne and Liam will take participants through a process looking at their own relationship with power and how this may impact on campaigns and groups which in turn lead to exclusion of the same communities they are aiming to empower. The aim of the workshop is to work towards building an organising culture that is open to honest self-reflection with safe spaces to start having the conversations which need to be had.

If you want to participate in this workshop please register here IN ADDITION to the registration form. Please note there is limited number of only 12 places available.  

Day 2: The Great Big Strategy Day

The emphasis of the day will be towards building strategies around what we’ve learnt and explored during Day 1 and developing ideas and strengthening networks to mobilise support and engagement across the UK. Our skilled facilitators will be helping us draw up some next step plans of how we’re going to bring our learnings back to our communities and how we can link in together to support each other with our plans.  

Funds available to cover travel and accommodation costs

Our aim is to make the Breaking Down the Barriers event as accessible as possible. If you need help getting to London for the event then please indicate on the registration form and we’ll be in touch!  

 

 

Date: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:00 to Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 17:30

CCC AGM 2014

 
Thank you to everyone who came to the AGM on Saturday 31st, it was a great success.
 
In recent months we have heard the strongest warnings ever from the IPCC of the consequences of our current failure to act on climate. Here in the UK we've had a preview of the impacts of climate change as floods hit hard. We are at a crossroads with our energy choices: continued dependence on fossil fuels or massive investment in renewables which would give us hope of avoiding climate catastrophe.
 
 
 
On Saturday May 31st, we held our AGM at University of London Union, and were later joined in the evening by many of your for our fabulous cabaret fundraiser.

There were a lot of new faces, and some old faces from a few years ago who we haven’t seen in a while. It was great to reconnect with supporters, and to also connect with new supporters and other interested parties.

 

We got through a lot in the AGM, and amongst other things elected a new steering committee, presented the logistics of the March 7th march, and updated the meeting on the Time to Act campaign. We also discussed how we can create strong links with other local and national campaigning, reach out beyond the 'usual suspects' of environmental activists and send a strong message to politicians that business as usual is not an option!The full minutes from the AGM can be downloaded below:

Date: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 13:30 to 17:00

CCC Cabaret Fundraiser

CCC Cabaret Fundraiser on the 31st of May


We had a fantastic fundraiser, and enjoyed meeting lots of new people, and migling with our treasured members.

It was a fantastic evening filled with good music, tasty food, drinks and a there was a great vibe throughout the night.

There was music and satire from the Zero Carbon Band, sublime vocals from Pete Deane and poetical humour and politics from Anna Chen... with reasonably priced drinks, free buffet and our special green non-alcoholic cocktail which be will be free when you enter!

We had a great time with you all, and are grateful that you could all help our organisation to continue to fight climate change.

To view footage from the night click here:

 

 

Date: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 18:00 to 23:00

First Organising Meeting for National Student Climate Occupations

Students from Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick are calling for action at the time of COP21 in Paris 2015.
We are organising a meeting to discuss plans to occupy and other actions at the time of COP21, a chance to talk to other student groups about what obstacles there might be for these actions, and how we might overcome them.

Join us on our Facebook event!

Location: Chadswell Healthy Living Centre, Lower Ground Floor, Chadswell, Harrison Street, London, WC1H 8JE

 

Date: 
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 13:00 to 16:00

Time To Act meeting on the 10th June

Come along to The Time to Act on Climate Change meeting, which will be held on 10th June from 7-9 pm in the October Gallery (24 Old Gloucester St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL).
 
The purpose of this meeting is to bring together all of us working on climate, to share what we are currently working on and find key moments within our campaigning where we can support each other.
 
We are many, but are often spread out. By working together we can have the public presence that we know we should have.
 
There will be a dedicated space at the meeting for all representatives to share what they are currently working on, with the aim to encourage cross support for all our activities.
 
The Time to Act Campaign aims to highlight the urgent need for effective policies to tackle climate change in the run-up to the 2015 General Election and at the international climate change summit on climate change in Paris in December 2015. Change is possible. A move away from fossil-fuels is essential. Investment should be in renewables, not fracking; in public transport and modern, climate-friendly technologies. Millions of jobs can be created.
 
Campaign against Climate Change is staging a series of exciting events as part of Time to Act, including The Climate and Energy Revolution Tour, in which we are travelling to film stories of people already blazing a trail in harnessing wind and solar energy in a democratic and non-corporate way. The end result will be a film called Time To Act on Climate Change: Join the Energy Revolution.
 
As well as this we are organising with students for national climate occupations at the time of the COP talks in Paris, having a 2 day conference this December as part of a global day of action during this year's COP. There will also be a mass mobilisation and carnival in London on 7th March 2015.
 
We do hope you will be able to join us for the Time to Act on Climate Change meeting, and we would love if you could be part of the wider campaign.
Date: 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:00