Saturday, October 08, 2005

Campaign Against Climate Change: The Plan for Aberdeen

Here are details of the next meetings of the Aberdeen Campaign Against
Climate Change:

Tuesday, 18th October, 7.30 pm (venue to be announced) - organising
meeting - please see agenda below

Tuesday, (N.B moved from 16th) 22nd November, 7pm - public meeting
(venue probably Art Centre, to be confirmed)

The group met last Wednesday, 5th October to discuss how to mobilise
for the 3rd December Climate Change Demo. Here are brief minutes -
apologies if they are not at precise - it was quite late and a noisy


1. Public Meeting:

The date suggested for a public meeting was 16th November, however
some of us later realised that this would clash with the Abergreen
event, a major event at Aberdeen University. This has now been
changed to 22nd November, 7pm. Venue Art Centre, King Street (to be

Title: "Climate change, poverty and war"

Suggested speakers/talks:

- climate chaos in the developing world: Calvin to contact a speaker
from one of the development NGOs who are part of the Climate Change
and Development Group (eg Oxfam, Christian Aid, Tearfund, Action Aid)

- the politics of climate change (post-Kyoto negotiations - will our
government help or sabotage them?): Almuth to contact WWF for a speaker

- oil and war - people will think of a speaker to contact (Joshua to

- trade unions and the campaign against climate change - UNISON
speaker (Gerard to contact?)

- possibly a speaker for the national/Scottish Campaign Against
Climate Change

2. Publicity:

Calvin will edit the national leaflet for the demo on 3rd December so
that it applies to Aberdeen.

Calvin and Almuth to look at visual materials (photos of climate
change impacts) prior to the first stall.

Leaflet for public meeting to be designed once speakers are confirmed
and before the first stall.

3. Stalls:
It was decided to hold stalls on the two Saturdays before the public
meeting. (NOTE: The Abergreen event on 16th/17th November would also
be a good venue for a stall - either an extra one, or replacing one of
the Saturdays - to be discussed at next meeting).

4. Funding:
Almuth to contact Gerard McCabe, who previously offered to apply for
UNISON funding for group expenses.

5. E-group:
The Campaign Against Climate Change have a website where local groups
can set up their own egroups. Almuth and Calvin to explore.

5. Next meeting:
Tuesday, 18th October, 7pm (Joshua to organise and confirm venue)

Proposed agenda for 18th October:

1. News from the National Campaign Against Climate Change
2. Contacts with other CCC groups in Scotland
3. Public Meeting
4. Stalls and publicity
5. Funding
6. Structure of and communication within the group (including date of
the next organising meeting, and e-group)
7. Transport to demo (bus or train?)

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