Climate Refugees Training and Campaigns Day: POSTPONED

Many apologies that this event planned for this weekend has had to be rescheduled - new date to be announced soon.

This training session is a follow-up from the successful Conference on Climate Refugees on Saturday 11 February 2017 to continue its energy and committment. The session, run by Friends of the Earth, will help participants understand the rights of climate refugees through the UN's Paris Agreement and develop a campaigning strategy for 2017.

Venue: Saturday 11 March 2017, 12.30 - 16.30, Friends of the Earth, Stockwell.

Directions: The Printworks, 139 Clapham Rd, London SW9 OHP. By tube, exit at either Oval (on the Northern line) or Stockwell station (on the Northern and Victoria lines). FoE is half-way between the two on Clapham Road.

Draft Programme

12.30: Introductions and aims. From polar bears to the human face of climate change: creating a solidarity narrative around climate, refugees and migration. Suzanne Jeffrey, Campaign against Climate Change; Asad Rehman, FoE; Zak Cochrane, SUTR.
12.45-13.45:  Campaigning for a legal Protocol for climate refugees and migrants’ rights: Asad Rehman, FoE
13.45-14.30: What are trade unions, how do they work, and how do they make policy?  Wilf Sullivan, and Rosa Crawford, TUC
14.30-15.15: Campaigning on climate in trade unions, Suzanne Jeffrey, CCC; Philip Pearson, Greener Jobs Alliance
15.15-16.00: Trade unions, migration and climate refugees, Wilf Sullivan, Rosa Crawford, TUC
16.00-16.30: Taking the campaign forward: Suzanne Jeffrey, Campaign Against Climate Change; Asad Rehman, FoE; Zak Cochrane, SUTR.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:30