ORGANISING FOR COP-26
An introduction by Mim Black, Press officer Cop 26 Coalition
Mim’s talk on Scottish Independence and the Path to Climate Justice can eb seen at:-
In the discussion the following issues and links were made:-
- The history of Cop
- The proposed Cambo oilfield
There are now 30 local Cop-26 hubs and 28 countries have signed up.
Dave S. drew attention to the Edinburgh Net Zero 20390 Climate strategy public drop-in event
Pete C drew attention to
- how Glasgow trade unionists are organising for Cop-26
b) the Edinburgh TUC campaign on retrofitting
Mim summarised by outlining the Cop-26 Coalition decision to organise an alternative People Summit. There would also be a demonstration in which a radical Scottish independence contingent would be asked to contribute. There would be people attending from outwith Scotland. Volunteers would be asked to provide accommodation (within relatively easy reach of Glasgow). A financial appeal would be made for Visa Support Service so people could attend from outside the UK.
Matters arising f or Edinburgh RIC
- Mim asked Edinburgh RIC to get national RIC to organise a Scottish independence contingent at the Cop26 demo. We could approach others to organise a joint Left Independence contingent, e.g. RIC, SNP Socialists, Now Scotland, conter, SSP etc. (Nick thought that the Scottish Greens would organise its own contingent)
- Mim invited RIC to provide a speaker for the Peoples Asdembly.
It was agreed that the Edinburgh RIC delegates would raise these two issues at the next RIC National Forum on 4.9.21.