News from #Derbyuk Climate Coalition

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After Paris

Without doubting the significance of the climate talks in Paris there is a real danger of complacency setting in. Have a look at Prof. Kevin Anderson’s  critical summing up of the Paris Climate talks

Divestment From Fossil Fuels: Matlock Meeting

Lisa (Transition Town

Chesterfield), Reg and Keith from our Coalition, and members of other Derbyshire groups, met Dave Wilcox, Chair of Pensions and Investment Committee, Derbyshire CC to consider the case for pulling out of investment in fossil fuels. The need and growing political pressure to leave as much of our fossil fuels in the ground make the risk of stranded assets (worthless fuel stocks that regulation will prevent from being burned) very real.Those managing the funds are understandably cautious but said they would consider the financial case. But the other consideration is ethical.  Politicians are elected to consider political implications  and refusing to pull out is the equivalent of  saying that in the nineteenth century we should have invested in companies which traded slaves, because that is the best way of making money. We urge everybody to join in the Derbyshire Divestment campaign.

Ice and the Sky: a Film

The Ritz at Belper is showing this powerful ecodoc by Luc Jacquet, famous for ‘March of the Penguins’ on Tuesday 26 January at 8.30pm. Booking is essential. Transition Belper are holding a pre-performance discussion at 7:00 pm at the Black Swan. 

Climate Rising – Day Seminar

On Saturday 30 January in London, organised by Friends of the Earth. In which directions does our campaigning go, after Paris?
The Floods,  Climate Change and the Cuts – Public Meeting at Chester Green
On Thursday 11 February to look at climate change and local flood prevention. At St Paul’s Church Hall, Seale Street, Chester Green, Derby, DE1 3RT. 7.30pm start. Speaker, climatologist Ed Sears.

This Changes Everything

A showing of Naomi Klein’s film on 22 February at 8.30pm at Quad, Derby. Organised by Bread and Roses. Please come and help at our stall.

Anti-Fracking activities in Amber Valley

​The Amber Valley anti-fracking meeting is at 8pm, 16th of March, at Alfreton Community Hall. More details to follow. Join their FaceBook group. Sign their petition

Date of Next Steering group Meeting

Monday 29 February at 5.30 pm. Room 11 at the Council House. All welcome!

Hoping to hear from you

Derby Climate Coalition