Rise for Climate - September 8th

Event Date: 
8 Sep 2018 -
11:00 to 14:00
Type: 
Other Events

RISE FOR CLIMATE EVENT IN CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge Rise for Climate is part of a global day of action on Saturday 8th September. More info here: https://riseforclimate.org/
 
Thousands of groups around the globe will 'rise' to demand a free and fair transition to a fossil free future, just ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. This summit aims to put the world on track to meet the goals of the historic Paris Agreement.
The summit will showcase climate action around the world and put pressure on local and national leaders to do much more to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build 100% renewable energy for all.
 
What we are doing in Cambridge:
 
11am-2pm market square. Stalls from the various groups involved.  A chance for discussion, letter writing, making
 

pledges, learning about the climate crisis and what individuals can do.

 
1.30: Street theatre performance
 
2-3pm RALLY Speeches and a march starting in market square.
 
Who we are:
A coalition of local and student environmental groups:
Cambridge Carbon Footprint
Cambridge Friends of the Earth
Changing Conversations
Fossil Free Cambridgeshire
Pivotal
Transition Cambridge
Zero Carbon Cambridge
 
Main aims – a fossil free future, by demanding University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire County Council Pension Fund Divestment and opposing the proposed changes in planning law relating to fracking
 
More links:
 
Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/543140429452064/ - Cambridge rally 2-3pm on the 8th
 
Press release from parent organisation 350.org
 
 
Fracking issue:
 
 
Quote from Pivotal Director Michelle Golder:
 
 
"Despite the goals set in 2015 at the Paris Conference, the world is a long way from reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the climate crisis is  now becoming a climate emergency. Our government announced in April that it was "reviewing" our climate change goals, then in May that it was planning to speed up fracking licenses. The world can't wait - we need a groundswell of public support for a transition to zero carbon as soon as possible. It is still possible to stop some of the worst effects, but the longer we wait, the harder and more dangerous the situation becomes."