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.


CLIMATE CHANGE SOCIAL CHANGE
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 ccscparramatta@gmail.com, or phone Fred on 0412 556 527 or 8070 9331.

Facebook event page.


 

CONFRONTING THE CLIMATE CRISIS
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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