Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
6th November 2020
Everything is connected!
Pandemics, biodiversity loss, and the climate crisis: everything is connected!
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has just launched a new Pandemics Report. This new report is very timely as we face a new national lockdown. It highlights the link between pandemics, the climate crisis, and biodiversity loss. It makes the need to ACT NOW to address them all crystal clear!
“Pandemic risk can be significantly lowered by reducing the human activities that drive the loss of biodiversity, by greater conservation of protected areas, and through measures that reduce unsustainable exploitation of high biodiversity regions. This will reduce wildlife-livestock-human contact and help prevent the spillover of new diseases, says the report.”
Mock COP 26
COP26 was due to be hosted in Glasgow this November but has been postponed due to COVID-19. Even through the pandemic, climate action must be a priority. That's why young people from all over the world have adjourned to hold their own Mock COP26, to raise ambition and show the world how to behave in a crisis. #ForTheYouthByTheYouth
At Mock COP26 the stage for leaders when they attend COP26 in November 2021 will be set. The conference will culminate in a global statement and vision by the youth of the world which would serve to raise ambition for COP26. Following Mock COP, our delegates will be supported by project staff to engage their own political delegates in the outcomes of Mock COP over the year to COP26.
It's time to get involved and have your voice heard!
Take part in the Brighton & Hove Climate Assembly to join the conversation about how we can make Brighton carbon neutral. Here are some ways to get involved in the discussion:
Write to Carbon2030, Hove Town Hall, Room 166, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ
The next session is next Saturday 7 November, 10am to 1pm
Plant a tree!
Guerrilla Gardeners are looking for people who would like to plant a few organic native trees around their area of Brighton and commit to taking care of them during hot weather. A beautiful regenerative activity, open to anyone. They will guide you through the process and share your joy in their growth.
Please send your interest to Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Extinction Rebellion
Tuesday 10th November, 7-9pm
Stuck at home because of Covid? Want to do something that makes a difference to the biggest crisis humankind currently faces? Then join this introductory session where you can learn more about what Extinction Rebellion is, what we do and how you can get involved.
XR Brighton General meeting
Tuesday 10th November, 7-9pm
All welcome. This is a space for sharing, listening, feedback, and questions. Come and hear about the latest XR Brighton news and learn how you can make a difference.
> Join on Zoom Passcode: 456681
Large Crowds De-escalation and Nonviolence
Monday 9th November, 7-8:30pm
Online, interactive workshops looking at nonviolence in the context of activism.
Nonviolence is one of the core principles which is non-negotiable for everyone who wants to take action under the name of XR. De-escalation is a key skill for anyone involved in any action. It helps maintain nonviolent interactions and atmosphere.
1 to 1 Nonviolence + De-escalation (NVC Breathe)
Saturday 14th November, 10am-12pm
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