Acting Up! - 45 Years of FoE - Climate action to climate justice

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrating 45 years of Friends of the Earth - Climate action to climate justice. In the 80s, FoE campaigned around "global warming", carbon debt and had a focus on the emissions of wealthy countries. We worked with people in the Carteret Islands impacted by climate change and ran speaking tours for speakers from India and Latin America to speak on the impacts of climate change in their regions. FoE focused on consumption as a global north issue as opposed to population control in global south, which was controversial at the time. Worked on climate refugee intake and when this failed, reducing emissions locally and our social justice model around Just Transitions. Presenters: Em Gayfer and Megan Williams. Guests: Stephanie Long, Wendy Flannery, Tristy Fairfield, Anna Langford, Emma Sanford.