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Havant FOE Newsletter - November 2021

Do try and support the big COP26 rally and march for climate justice on Saturday 6th November, starting from 12.00 in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth. Bring your friends and ideally placards although we’ll have a few.

It’s really vital that we put pressure on the world leaders meeting in Glasgow and push them to take meaningful action to cut emissions and ensure a just transition to a greener world

On Saturday, people from Havant will be meeting in the corner of Guildhall Square near the steps up to the library.  There will be lots of short speeches, a chance to learn songs, then a march up through Commercial Road from 1.00. Then more contributions from local groups afterwards.

On Friday 5th also from 12.00 in Guildhall Square, there’s another rally linked to the schools strikes. So why not get to both.

The Portsmouth event is one of hundreds taking place around the world calling for climate justice. You can see the full list of demands here https://cop26coalition.org/demands/

You can find out more on the COP26 Coalition website https://cop26coalition.org/

You can also see details of the People’s Summit, which is a huge programme of event taking place throughout the conference with loads online.

Portsmouth has a great programme of climate-related events while COP26 is taking place. Check out the details on https://portsmouthclimatefestival.org/

Find out why offsetting is not the solution and what real climate action could look like

FOE’s new report shines a light on how the world’s biggest polluters are using offsetting to avoid reducing their emissions.

Offsetting means companies like Total and Heathrow get to carry on with business as usual (meaning: continue to wreck the climate…) while deceiving the public – and halting any real progress.

https://friendsoftheearth.uk/climate/dangerous-distraction-why-offsetting-will-worsen-climate-and-nature-emergencies

Havant FOE Newsletter - October 2021

Have Your Say

Hampshire CC are inviting comments on the Local Transport Plan 4 which is the Hampshire Strategy for the next 10 years.

https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/strategies/transportstrategies

Come to our next meeting. Share your ideas on improving cycling and walking around Havant Borough. Wednesday 13th October 7 pm

https://actionnetwork.org/events/how-can-we-make-it-easier-to-cycle-and-walk-in-havant-borough

Tipner West

Lots of groups, including the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust are challenging the damaging ‘super-peninsula’ plans at Tipner. This is a vital habitat for endangered wading birds, fish and invertebrates, a precious carbon store and is home to bacteria and algae that help to improve the water quality across Portsmouth’s estuaries and the wider Solent.

This special area already has the highest possible level of protection for wildlife.  Allowing it to be drained, concreted over and built on will undermine wildlife laws and set a dangerous precedent for building over protected habitats across England.

https://www.hiwwt.org.uk/tipner

Join the call for climate justice at the COP26 Conference

It’s vital that we get world leaders to agree to effective cuts in greenhouse gas emissions at this conference in November

We should start to make our voices heard in the lead up to COP, whether it’s by spreading the word about the talks or pressuring decision-makers.

 

You can use these handy resources from FOE

Sign the Climate Declaration put together by the Climate Coalition

https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/declaration

March, Rally, Shout and Sing for Climate Justice!

Put 5th and 6th November in your diary. Hopefully lots of people from Havant will join the rallies and marches in Portsmouth https://campaign.exchange/2021/10/01/cop26portsmouth/

If you want to get more involved, there’s a Facebook group to help with planning https://www.facebook.com/groups/1187346021767884/

The Billion Seed Challenge

Keep up the community spirit after the #GreatBigGreenWeek and plant wildflowers to green up your local area and show that you believe that the decisions made at #COP26 will make a difference. The seeds planted will be a lasting legacy, just like the decisions made by Boris Johnson and other world leaders.

Get involved at together.org.uk/billionseedchallenge

Events coming up
Wilder Art Exhibition

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October – 10-4pm

Bask in the beautiful works of our local artists who themselves have been inspired by the nature around us.  Book your tickets online by paypal (donation required).

Fair Trade Talk

Monday 11th October – 7-8:30pm

Find out what Fairtrade certified means and the difference between Fairtrade logos, schemes and certifications.

Talks
The Campaign for Clean Air (Friends of the Earth)

30th September 7-7:45pm

Fixing the Climate Gap: One Repair at a Time

Friday 22nd October 7-8:30pm

Havant FOE Newsletter - September 2021

Havant Big Green Week 18th – 26th September

now has a programme of over 50 events with more than 30 groups involved. There’s everything from bug hunts to litter picks on paddle boards, films to displays about local groups.

There are guided walks to introduce you to bird-watching, local ecology and trees; there are climate conversations so you can learn more about what’s going on.

There are exciting programmes in a number of schools and special services around the Borough. You can find plenty of opportunities to get involved with litter picks and woodland clearance and everyone is invited to the Mayor’s green, zero waste Fairtrade coffee morning on 17th.

So do have a look at the programme on https://havantclimatealliance.com/havant-borough-green-week/ and share it as widely as you can. We’re particularly keen to get the programme out to young people as there are lots of events planned for children.

We’re also keen that people take action afterwards – join a group, take political action, make pledges. And we are trying to build on a green hearts theme in photos and with pledges.

See more here https://havantclimatealliance.com/2021/08/25/be-part-of-our-green-wave/

Urgent action needed

Havant Borough Council has produced a Climate Strategy which is going to Cabinet on 8/9 and to full Council on 22nd September. We have some serious concerns about the strategy and members of FOE and HCA are contacting councillors to ask questions and suggest improvements.

We are keen to see more community engagement, protection for biodiversity, clear targets and monitoring systems and a real emphasis on active travel. We’ve put links to the strategy and some comments on so do please take a look and let local councillors know what you think.

https://havantclimatealliance.com/2021/08/23/havants-climate-strategy/

Lots of groups are campaigning on the COP26 climate talks happening in Glasgow this autumn. This is an opportunity for the climate movement globally to come together to demand climate justice and highlight the solutions needed to the climate crisis. FOE are encouraging our network to get involved in the Global Day of Action on 6th November.

Check out the online campaign guide for more information.

UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021

There’s a new COP26 coalition group to plan activities.in Portsmouth for 6th November and it would be great if lots of Havant activists lent their support https://www.facebook.com/groups/1187346021767884

The launch is on 16th September https://www.facebook.com/events/865008481058302?ref=newsfeed