“Climate change isn’t a wonkish or academic issue; it’s a racial and social justice issue.”
SCCS response to the Paris Agreement, December 2015
Our blog from Paris: part 16 (final blog) by Gail Wilson, Tuesday 15th December
The leaders of Scotland’s political parties including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon came together today to back positive action on climate change. They took part in a media photo-call, holding a large model of the planet earth to illustrate their commitment to do everything they can to create a healthy planet for future generations.
The photo-call included First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson (Scottish Conservative), Kezia Dugdale (Scottish Labour), Patrick Harvie (Scottish Greens) and Willie Rennie (Scottish Liberal Democrats).
This event is organised by Biofuelwatch
Global Justice Now presents Common Weal’s first documentary on the themes of land, energy, work justice that compares land issues in Brazil and Scotland.
The film-maker, Cristina Ertze, and land reform campaigner Andy Wightman MSP will lead the discussion following the film.
Free event. Book tickets here: https://landterra.eventbrite.co.uk
Farida Akhter, Bangladeshi economist and founder of one of the world’s biggest seed banks will speak about being a witness at the People’s Tribunal against Monsanto at the Hague this month. This will also be the launch of an exhibition of photos from India and Bangladesh that the stories of farmers who are fighting Monsanto to work out an alternative, more climate friendly model of farming.
To book your ticket for this free event: https://monsanto_trial.eventbrite.co.uk
Are you aged 18-30 and living in Scotland? Are you passionate about campaigning for social and environmental justice?
Organised by Friends of the Earth Scotland, 'Working Together for a Fossil Free Scotland' is an opportunity for activists to come together, share plans about projects and campaigns, and get inspired to take fossil free action in their communities!