19th November 2015 Calderdale Friends of the Earth is hosting this event in the middle of the critical global climate change negotiations being held in Paris 30th November-11th December, to help you understand what exactly is going on. Will there be a world agreement to limit the carbon emissions destabilising our climate into the danger zone? Will it be strong enough? And fair enough? What’s the connection between what happens in Paris and our lives here in Calderdale?

This is your opportunity to find out and show your commitment to tackling climate change. We’ll answer your questions and you can have your say. And we’ll tell you about our campaign priority for ‘after Paris’: supporting divestment from fossil fuels. Just drop-in any time between 10am-2pm for a chat and a cup of coffee; it’s quite informal.

Halifax Minster, Causey Hall, Causeway, Halifax, HX1 1QL 10am-2pm

Here’s the timed programme for the event, with at 2pm (in a venue right next door) a showing of Naomi Klein’s film This Changes Everything

10.00 Welcome – and (for those that wish) an opportunity for  ‘Prayer and Contemplation’

 10.15 Holly Lynch MP for Halifax

and Greenest Government Ever?: What exactly is happening to energy policy?

10.30 Progress update from the Paris Climate Talks 1

and It’s getting really urgent: the long road from Rio 1992, Kyoto 1997, Copenhagen 2009 to Paris 2015

 10 prix du viagra en france.45 Climate and Faith: series of personal reflections

 11.00 Q&A – What is … Climate Change? … the Global Carbon Budget?

 and Climate Heroes and Villains: Who’s eating the global carbon budget 

11.15 You have your say: Contributions from other speakers, and more questions

 11.30 Progress update from the Paris Climate Talks 2

 11.45 Q&A – What is … Calderdale’s carbon budget? … the Climate Change Act? ·

 12.00 Greenest Council?: What’s the Council doing?

 and Cold Homes, High Bills: What can you do? and Recycling cuts carbon: Calderdale’s success in reducing waste

 12.15 Calderdale under Water: what’s it like to be flooded

 and Save Calderdale’s Rainforest!: the blanket bog and Ironic?: Flooded Walsden says ‘No to Windfarms’

 12.30 Planning for High Carbon Calderdale?: climate consequences of our Local Plan ·

and Choking to Death on Diesel Fumes: let’s tackle air pollution and Zero Carbon Transport: On your Bike – Calderdale’s new Cycle Superhighway

 12.45 What’s the case for fossil fuel divestment?

 and Own your own wind turbine: Community Energy

13.00 John Battle (MP Leeds West until 2010) talks about the Pope’s encyclical on climate change

13.15 Climate and Faith: series of personal reflections

13.30 Progress update from the Paris Climate Talks 3

and Our Man in Paris: Joe’s long march to the Climate Talks

 13.45 What should we do next? Taking action after Paris

14.00 End of the Minster event and Thanks

And if you want to make a contribution yourself just let us know. There’ll be a religious service for people of faith at 10am.

14.00-15.30 Showing of Naomi Klein’s film This Changes Everything at the Ring o’ Bells pub right next to the Minster. See the trailer here.

Calderdale FOE thanks Halifax Minister for making their church are available for this important event. Further information: contact ar@anthonyrae.com