AUST, EU, US: Climate Camps everywhere!
Climate camps are taking off around the world!
AUSTRALIA: In July (10-15) A Camp for Climate Action will take place in the coal port of Newcastle, Australia. Organised by Rising Tide and Friends of the Earth, it follows on from a week of environmental teaching and learning at the 2008 Students of Sustainability Conference also to be held in Newcastle.
EUROPEAN UNION: There will a climate camp in Germany in late August 2008 - http://klimacamp08.net/
and one interantional youth climate camp in Denmark July 7-13 (details to follow).
In August 2008 (3-11) there will be a UK Camp for Climate Action at Kingsnorth Power Station. This summer the Camp for Climate Action will pitch its tents outside Kingsnorth coal-fired power station in Kent for a week of education, sustainable living and direct action.
Day of Mass Action at Kingsnorth, UK: Saturday August 9th, 2008
Day of Action against Agrofuels : Wednesday August 6th, 2008
There also will be an antinukes/climate camp in Russia, Nizhni-Novgorod region August 11-21, and international participants are welcome! One can write to the organisers via firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED STATES: There will be 3 climate camps in the US over July-August:
1. West Coast Convergence for Climate Action: July 28 - August 4, Eugene, OR
2. Southeast Convergence for Climate Action: August 5-11, Louisa County, VA (near
3. Northeast Climate Confluence: July 27 - August 3, High Falls, NY-
The science is clear: global emissions of carbon dioxide must go into rapid decline within the next decade. If they don't, humanity faces a bleak future. To achieve this in a way that respects global justice means 90 percent cuts in developed countries like the UK. How will we cut emissions and end inequality? How will we achieve this in the face of an economic system intent on expanding at any cost, with corporations stealing the language of change to disguise business as usual?