World Development Movement
Fighting the finance that's driving climate change.
Banks, hedge funds and pension funds based in Britain are bankrolling the extraction of fossil fuels all over the world. These dirty energy projects are wrecking communities and fuelling climate change while doing nothing to increase energy access for local people. Join us to demand energy justice.
7pm, Tuesday 29 October
David Shaw Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH
Hendrik Siregar, co-ordinator, JATAM mining advocacy network, Indonesia
Kirsty Wright, World Development Movement
In the Indonesian province of Kalimantan, huge mining operations are destroying the local environment on which people depend for a living and forcing people from their villages altogether. Coal is extracted and exported, fuelling dirty electricity production and driving climate change. Hendrik Siregar will talk about the advocacy work his organisation, JATAM, does on behalf of the local communities affected.
This event is part of the Carbon Capital speaker tour, organised by the World Development Movement with the help of Colombia Solidarity Campaign, London Mining Network and Down to Earth.
For more on WDM Newcastle see groups.wdm.org.uk/newcastle
Find out more about our campaign at www.wdm.org.uk/carbon-capital