“With the fossil-fuel industry, wrecking the planet is their business model. It’s what they do.” Naomi Klein
Carbon Capital campaign opening events:
A) Carbon Capital stall and ‘cocktail bar’ stunt – Saturday 22ndJune, 10am-1pm, Huddersfield Town Centre:
– Carbon Capital stall (10am-12pm, Market Place, Huddersfield HD1 2AN)
– Carbon Capital ‘cocktail bar’ stunt (12pm-1pm starting from Market Place, visiting various locations around town)
B) Carbon Capital workshop – Thursday 4th July, 6.15-7.45pm, Coffeevolution basement, Church Street, Huddersfield
The UK finance sector is bankrolling climate change. Banks, pension funds and other finance companies are funding dirty energy projects that are destroying people’s lives and pushing the planet to the brink of catastrophe. Yet millions of people have no access to electricity.
New regulations coming into force later this year will mean the UK’s biggest businesses will have to report on their carbon emissions. But the financial sector has been let off the hook from disclosing the climate impacts of their investments.
Join us in demanding that banks are forced to disclose the carbon footprint of their investments by asking people to write to secretary of state for business, Vince Cable.
For more information about the World Development Movement’s ‘Carbon Capital’ campaign go to http://www.wdm.org.uk/carbon-capital
For information on the ‘cocktail bar’ stunt see http://www.wdm.org.uk/sites/default/files/Stunt%20pack%20guide%20-%20Carbon%20Capital%203.pdf
If you’d like to take part in the stunt please come in ‘cocktail bar’ costume (see link above for photos).
Feel free to turn up (when we confirm the location). If you’d like to be informed of cancellations due to illness/ poor weather, please email us your mobile phone number by 12pm on Friday 21st June.
If you’d like to find out more about the campaign come to our workshop on 4thJuly!