Climate conferences set in England and Australia

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On opposite sides of the world, two important activist conferences 

If I could be in Australia on May 11 or England on June 8, I would definitely attend these meetings. I look forward to receiving first-hand reports from Climate & Capitalism readers.

Saturday May 11. 2013
Noon to 6pm
Parramatta Town Hall, Sydney Australia

Speakers include

  • Lee Rhiannon, Australian Greens Senator
  • Jeremy Buckingham, NSW Greens MP
  • Simon Butler, Green Left Weekly environment reporter
  • Tony Oldfield, Auburn councillor and campaigner against the nuclear waste dump in Lidcombe
  • Michelle Tormey, Greens’ Penrith councillor
  • Jess Moore, Stop CSG Illawarra
  • Zane Alcorn, Newcastle Coal Terminal Action Group
  • Graham Matthews, Socialist Alliance

Hosted by Green Left Weekly. To register or for more information, email, or phone Fred on 0412 556 527 or 8070 9331.

Facebook event page.


Saturday, June 8, 2013
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
London Metropolitan University, Stapleton House

Speakers include:

  • Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the Tynedale Centre for Climate Change Research
  • Manuel Cortes, General Secretary, Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association
  • Chris Baugh, Deputy General Secretary, Public and Commercial Services Union
  • Suzanne Jeffrey, Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union group;
  • Andreas Ytterstad, Union of Concerned Scientists (Norway) and author of Norwegian Climate Jobs report
  • Dr Michel Tsamados, Research Associate, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, Reading University (personal capacity)

Conference hosted by London Metropolitan University UCU and Climate Action Group, supported by  TCCS & PCS. More information here


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