The failure of the UN COP25 talks in Madrid to deliver environmental action on the scale required is a disaster for millions of people. 2019 has demonstrated how global warming is already leading to more extreme weather - floods, hurricanes and, most obviously, fires. Climate change is not a distant possibility - it is real today.
2019 has seen the emergence of radical new movements around the environment. The inspirational climate strikes, which have brought out millions of students and workers on protests, as well as the Extinction Rebellion actions are part of this. Environmental demands are also part of the global revolts that have spread from South America across the globe.
But there is also reaction - climate denial from politicians like Bolsonaro and Trump; and now the re-election of Boris Johnson will make winning the radical action we need harder.
The Campaign Against Climate Change; Sheffield Climate Alliance; Sheffield Trades Council; Sheffield Extinction Rebellion and Youth Strike 4 Climate have come together to host this Climate Summit to discuss where we are at and how we can build in 2020. We hope that this event will allow serious discussion about jobs, climate justice, the Green New Deal and future climate strikes.
In November 2020 Britain will host the UN COP26 summit. This meeting will also begin to look at how we can all come together to mobilise for this from Sheffield.
11:00 Opening plenary - from fires to floods - what's behind the climate crisis?
'The global south, climate refugees, and population displacement'
'Fighting the Climate Emergency - building the climate strike movement'
'Where now for the Green New Deal and the Climate Jobs Campaign?'
13:00 Lunch break - bring your own food - there is a Subways nearby
13:30 Closing Plenary - Climate rebellion - the fight for justice, jobs and COP26
To help with costs - waged - £3; low-waged - £1; school students/unwaged (unemployed) - free