London Public Forum


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London Public Forum

Saturday 7th November

12.00 noon – 6.00 pm,
at South Camden Community School, Charrington St.

The event saw a great afternoon of speeches by a range of diverse and passionate speakers.

The four round table plenaries were:

  • 10% cuts by end 2010: the case for emergency action
  • Green Jobs Now – a million climate jobs by end 2010?
  • Decarbonising our transport fast – the way ahead
  • Copenhagen, the deal we need and the deal we’re likely to get

Plus there were assorted workshops including ones from Biofuelwatch/Food not Fuel and the CCC trade union group.

For a full programme of events click here.

The speakers Aubrey Meyer (Global Commons Institute), Oliver Tickell (author Kyoto 2), John Stewart (HACAN), Johann Hari (journalist), Jean Lambert MEP (Green Party),  Damian Carrington (Head of Environment, the Guardian), Alexis Rowell (Camden Council), Daniel Scharf (Greenspeed), Chris Baugh (Public and Commercial Services Union), Dr Stuart Parkinson (Scientists for Global Responsibility).

Programme


12:15-13:15

 

Session 1:

10% Cuts by end 2010: the case for emergency action

Phil Thornhill, National Coordinator, Campaign against Climate Change

Damian Carrington, Head of Environment, The Guardian

Jean Lambert MEP, Green Party

 

MAIN HALL

13:15-13:45

 

Workshop:      

Carbon Supermarket - a comic take on carbon trading

With cartoonist Kate Evans and Kevin Smith, Carbontradewatch

 

MAIN HALL

 

Workshop:      

Introduction to campaigning against Agrofuels          

Biofuelwatch and Food Not Fuel

 

LIBRARY

Break: Stalls open & Brixton Tea Party serving hot drinks / snacks

FOYER & DINING ROOM

13:45-14:45

 

Session 2:

Green Jobs Now - a million climate jobs by end 2010

Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director, Scientists for Global Responsibility

Andrew Simms, Policy Director and Head of the Climate Change Programme, new economics foundation

Chris Baugh, Assistant General Secretary, Public and Commercial Services Union

 

MAIN HALL

14:45-15:15

 

Workshop:

The role of Trade Unionists in building the Climate

movement before and after Copenhagen

Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group

 

LIBRARY

 

Workshop:

Achieving 10:10 - how to cut your emissions by 10% in a year without breaking a sweat

Prashant Vaze, author Economical Environmentalist

 

ROOM 112

 

Break: Stalls open & Brixton Tea Party serving hot drinks / snacks

 

FOYER & DINING ROOM

 

Live Music

 

MAIN HALL

15:15-16:15

 

Session 3:

Decarbonising our transport fast - the way ahead

Cllr Alexis Rowell, Lib Dem, Camden Council

John Stewart, HACAN ClearSkies

Daniel Scharf, Greenspeed

 

MAIN HALL

16:15-16:30

Live music from the Eco MC formely known as MC Ni

MAIN HALL

Break: Stalls open & Brixton Tea Party serving hot drinks / snacks

FOYER & DINING ROOM

16:30-17:30

 

Session 4:

Copenhagen - the deal we need and the deal we're likely to get

Helen Wolfson, International Co-ordinator, Friends of the Earth

Johann Hari, Journalist, The Independent

Oliver Tickell, author Kyoto 2

                        Aubrey Meyer, Global Commons Institute

 

MAIN HALL

17:30-17:45

 

Climate Emergency CALL TO ACTION

Campaign against Climate Change

 

MAIN HALL