Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"Climate Change and Bangladesh: First Affected. Worst Affected" (Pension Carbon divestment)

(I am due to speak at this seminar as a Councillor & trade union pension activist).

"Fossil Free Newham, Tower Hamlets Divest and Hackney & Tower Hamlets Friends of Earth are teaming up to screen '30 Million', a film which focuses on the plight of Bangladesh in the face of Climate Change. Following on from the film, we will be having a few short talks from guest speakers and a question and answer session.

The film is so titled because with just a one metre rise in sea level, 30 million inhabitants of Bangladesh could be displaced. We believe that it is essential to make ourselves aware of these facts and the plight of those in the frontline, battling against such fundamental environmental change.

Divestment campaigns across the globe are seeking to lessen the impacts of Climate Change by stopping the flow of money into dirty energy companies. We've already seen big commitments from institutions such as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the City of Oslo and, most recently, New York City. Closer to home, Waltham Forest and Southwark councils have both committed to full divestment, whilst Hackney and Haringey have partially divested.

Join us on Saturday, April 21st 1pm to 2.30pm at the Canvas Cafe, Hanbury Street, to learn more about how Climate Change is affecting frontline communities, and what you can do to help!

The venue has a limited capacity, so get your tickets soon! Register here

The Canvas: Cafe & Creative Venue
42 Hanbury Street
E1 5JL"
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