No Cop-out in Durham - 10:00 AM Saturday 9th December
A day of action to call for effective action from COP 28.
10.00 am Rally in front of Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham City
10.15 am March to St Nics Church, Market square, Durham City
11am – 2.00pm Programme at St. Nicholas Church
11am-12.15pm Food: Regenerative Farming: Philip Vickers, manager Home Farm, Raby Estate
World Food Production: Dr. Carlo Caiani
12.15 – 1.00pm Soup and Cake Lunch, provided by volunteers – free
1.00 – 2.00pm Open Session chaired by Professor John Barclay with panel responding to:
‘How can we ensure a viable future for all the world’s children?’
Citizens' Forum - Tuesday 7th November
Town Hall Market Place Durham. 7.00-9.00pm
Climate Action Durham are hosting a citizens' forum along with Durham County Council. This is a follow up to last years event and we are asking or progress on their CERP" (Climate Emergency Response Plan), and in small groups looking to discuss ideas, suggestions, options to help reduce Carbon emissions in Co Durham
Details and sign up HERE (Ignore the google map which directs to Bishop Auckland! The event is in Durham Town Hall DH1 3NJ)
Climate emergency UK scorecards
Proposal: A Climate Emergency Centre for Durham
Background: The Climate Emergency Centres (CEC) project creates self-funding centres that bring together an alliance of diverse groups and individuals in the local community to build solutions, relationships and resilience in the face of the Climate Emergency. Each CEC is autonomous and is supported by a growing national network of CECs.
Solutions focused - for people and planet
Local and inclusive - focused on meeting community needs
Part of a wider network - for mutual support and cooperation
For more information on the general idea of CECs, click here.
A CEC in Durham would aim to build local alliances and bring together a coalition of groups and projects, many exist but are not well connected. Cooperation between these groups would build relationships in a common space, sharing resources, skills and ideas to build community resilience and adaptation to the multiple social and environmental challenges that lie ahead.
The space would be used to engage people through activities; exhibitions, events, talks, group sessions eg how to make a circular economy cool J, play and more. It would be a place for public engagement, as well as for strategic workshops and collective planning.
Would you like to help develop a space that changes Durham for the better?
Your involvement could be putting up a poster about your work, running workshops and events or helping co-manage the centre’s programme of events and being an integral member of the team.
It is hoped that we can work in partnership with Durham County Council and support them in delivering their Climate Emergency Response Plan, more specifically to assist in their community engagement obligation
Please email Climateactiondurham@gmail.com if you would like to be involved in this.