June 23rd 2010 – Climate & Migration Event (Bristol)
Reports from the World People’s Conference on Climate Change, Bolivia
St Pauls Learning and Family
Centre, Bristol, – Wednesday 23rd June 2010, 7-9pm
*All Welcome. *Free/donation
Climate Change is not just a scientific, environmental problem, but is having huge impacts on people and communities around the world. Famine, floods, droughts or extreme weather events are forcing many thousands of people to leave their homes and this is set to increase. Like other migrants, these people face repressive migration policies, increasing border controls and restrictions on free movement.
The World People’s Conference on Climate Change was a response to the failure to agree an effective global deal on climate change and was one of the first international events to discuss climate change and migration.
Two people from local migrant solidarity group, Bristol No Borders, took part in the working group Climate Migrants. Come along to hear what happened, what they learned and to ask any questions. Some topics will include,
• What is a climate migrant?
• Why not a climate refugee?
• What does this mean for us in the UK?
This complex subject involves issues of migrant rights, climate justice and the global economy. No previous knowledge assumed, all welcome.
For more information:
ayya (at) riseup.net
Wednesday 23rd June 2010, 7-9pm
St Pauls Learning and Family Centre
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls, Bristol
Freedom of Movement for All- No One is Illegal