The Derby Green Forum was held on Thursday 25 May 2017 and was attended by 33 people, from a wide variety of backgrounds. Three councillors were there (the Deputy Leader of the Council – Martin Rawson, Lucy Care and the new mayor – John Whitby (who said that his priority was promoting all green agenda) along with a number a number of officers from Derby City Council.
The notes for the meeting can be accessed by clicking here Derby Green Forum Minutes 25 May 2017.
Air Pollution was the principal item . The map, shown above, shows the relationship between traffic and air pollution. This has been taken from the presentation by Karl Suschitzky’s, from the City Council Environmental Protection team. This is merely a screen shot from the Council’s public mapping portal which is available for access by anyone at the following address: http://maps.derby.gov.uk/ then you need to use the ‘choose an option’ drop downs in the top left corner to select ‘environment and protection’ and then select the ‘air quality management areas’ layer. Helpfully, you can zoom in on any specific location to look at the air quality in more detail in specific areas. Continue reading Air Pollution in Derby and other Green Forum matters
Derby Climate Coalition organised an anti-fracking meeting on the 9th of March. We heard some fantastic campaigners; from Sherwood Forest, Amber Valley and from Eckington in NE Derbyshire. 20 people came to our meeting.
Continue reading Great Fracking Networking Meeting in Derby; March 9
More than 20 people attended another stimulating meeting of Derby Green Forum, which met on Tuesday Feb 28th at Derby Council House
Continue reading Another inspiring meeting of the Green Forum, which met on Tuesday Feb 28th
7:00 pm Wednesday June 8,
St Peter’s Centre, St Peters Street,
Derby, DE1 1NN
As climate chaos takes hold, wildlife in Derbyshire, across the UK and globally, faces unprecedented challenges.
This illustrated talk by Tim Birch – Conservation Manager for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust will examine the threats to our wildlife in Derbyshire and the UK from climate change and what can be done to help it cope and survive as the heat gets turned up.
He will also explore the implications for wildlife and climate legislation if we decide to pull-out of the European Union.
The event is free but there will be a collection. Refreshments will be available. Click here for the Facebook event link and let us know if you can help involve sympathetic organisations. They are welcome to have a stall and an input.
On Saturday the 7th of May, protesters met on Beeston High Street just outside Nottingham. There was a lively protest attracting much public attention about how the Conservatives have undone actions to limit climate change since they were elected a year ago.
In 2008, the Climate Change Act committed the UK to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Recognising the crisis faced and the need for urgent action, all major parties supported it. But since the current government took office on 8 May 2015, there have been a series of major policy reversals taking us backwards on climate action.
Continue reading Going Backwards on Climate Change?
We are putting the following question to the full meeting of the Council on 6 pm, 25 November 2015.
Considering that 80% of all known fossil fuels must stay in the ground to avoid warming by more than 2 degrees as well as the need to ensure Pension funds are not left in these potentially stranded assets, will the Council recommend that the Derbyshire County Council Pension Fund
- Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels?
- Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years
Continue reading Question to Derby City Council about pension fund investments in Fossil Fuels
On the 29th of November there will be marches, throughout the world, around the UN climate talks in Paris. Derby Climate Coalition is supporting the London march. Our coach leaves Belper at 8.30 am and Derby Full Street at 9.00 am. It is expected that we will sell most tickets at £7.50 but if you can afford it please buy the full price ones and there area few £1 tickets.
Details are subject to fine tuning and further information will be sent out to those who register. Please register here: https://nov29derbyandbelpercoach.eventbrite.co.uk
Speak Up For Climate Mass Lobby of Parliament
Organised by The Climate Coalition. At Westminster on 17 June.
Join thousands of people as they descend on Westminster for a day of action on climate change. Celebrate all the things you love that could be affected by climate change, hear from some fantastic speakers – and be part of the UK’s biggest ever climate change lobby.
We are trying to book a coach from Derby. Contact us as soon as possible if you are interested.
On Saturday March 7 a coachload from Derbyshire marched with 25,000 others for our climate – and it was a stunning day. Everywhere gorgeous hand-painted banners, placards calling for climate solutions, (even a handmade wind turbine), a sea of campaigners with a giant painting of a wave. As groups arrived from across the UK by the coach-load and melded in a constant stream, the feeling was clear; wherever we’re from, whatever our angle, we’re all involved, all committed. An enormous throng of people jointed the anti-fracking protest with a huge Mr Frackhead puppet created by FOE. (You can see it, in this lovely short film of the march), The sun shone, our spirits soared – the collective momentum was palpable.
Over in Westminster all was eerily silent; are our leaders listening? HellOOO ?!
Our voice is getting louder. Today perhaps our politicians and potential candidates are a little more aware that we mean business, that we’ll not let up until they meet the climate challenge.
In case they think we’ll go quiet amid the bedlam of the election, we have actions coming up which will be a constant earache to them, culminating in a mass lobby of Parliament on 17 June.
We are trying to promote FaceBook (and some of us fogies trying to learn how to use it) so please search for Derby Climate Coalition in FaceBook, befriend us and tell your friends.
Lets continue to build a bigger, stronger climate movement than ever before – are you in?
Secretary of Derby Climate Coalition
P.S. Thank you for the generous donations from Derby Trades Council and from those of you who were not able come on the coach.
Report on TIME TO ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE rally held on the 19th of November.
Organised by Derby Climate Coalition, chaired, by Keith Burchell.
45 people attended and 12 other organisations.
Everybody said it was a good and useful meeting. The speakers were excellent and it was exceedingly useful to hear how and what the other organisations were doing in relation to Climate Change.
FOR DETAILS click below
Continue reading Report from TIME TO ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE rally