Camp for Climate Action

26 August 2009 - Event
Date
26 August 2009 to 02 September 2009

Speaker(s)

Oscar Reyes, TNI, Oscar Reyes, Joanna Cabello, TNI researchers

Carbon Trading, Heathrow & Kingsnorth: an intro SM1 Fri: 16:30-18:30 Everything you wanted to know about carbon trading (but were afraid to ask). If you don't yet know your cap-and-trade from your offsets, come along and find out the basics about carbon markets and why they fail. The workshop will also look at how carbon trading relates to key climate change struggles in the UK, discussing whether carbon trading makes it /more/ likely that a new coal power station at Kingsnorth, and third runway at Heathrow, will be built. Copenhagen and Carbon Trading - where did it all go horribly wrong MM3, Sat: 16:30-18:30 What is going to be discussed at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December? What is carbon trading, and why should we care? What role does the European Union play? Discussions on a new global climate agreement are shrouded in a cloud of acronyms and obscure market schemes. This workshop decodes what is at stake in Copenhagen, exposing how the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), sectoral carbon markets, and schemes aimed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) would exacerbate local social and environmental conflicts and incentivise land grabs whilst failing to tackle the climate crisis. It will then explore some alternatives needed to promote climate justice in the UK, the EU and beyond. Climatecamp.org.uk