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.
Derby Climate Coalition and 38 Degrees invite all those people who are interested in doing something against potential fracking, in their area or across Derbyshire people to attend the next Steering Group meeting on Tuesday 13 October at 6.00 pm, room 11 at Derby Council House.
The Government is hell-bent on introducing fracking in parts of Derbyshire, including inside the city boundaries. On Monday evening (September 21) I attended a meeting in Derby organized jointly by Derby Climate Coalition and Derby 38 Degrees which looked at the economic and environmental consequences of fracking. This was very clearly spelt out by Brian Davey, a freelance ecological economist from Nottingham. Another speaker, Nigel Lee, showed us the actual plans and proposals for Derbyshire. Chris Williamson, Derby North MP until the 2015 election also spoke about Labour’s views on fracking and in particular, Jeremy Corbyn’s views which can be seen in a document “Protecting Our Planet” which you can find online.
Around fifty individuals attended the meeting. As well as members of Derby Climate Coalition, 38 Degrees, there were members from Friends of the Earth, local trade unions, Frackfree Notts, Frackfree Derbyshire, a member from Derby University and probably other groups I am unaware of. There was also a good turnout from the Green Party. Continue reading REPORT on Stop Fracking meeting, 21 September→
Coalition comprising a number of local groups active in addressing the solutions to climate change.