World leaders and experts will meet in Glasgow in November at the global climate talks, COP26 (Conference of Parties). Global problems need global solutions. The decisions made at COP26 will shape how governments respond (or not) to the climate crisis. They will decide who is to be sacrificed, who will escape and who will make a profit. So far, governments have done too little too late. 
“Now is the time to act – our governments, local councils, press and big business are failing us and the future of all life on earth is on the table, we have to play our cards right now to ensure any kind of future for generations to come.”Revd Br Alasdair Kay,

Christian Climate Action
COP26 Coalition – Dorset Hub is part of a national coalition formed to challenge the priorities of governments whose actions are destroying the environment. We seek to mobilise as wide as possible to demand climate action and justice.
The Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on Saturday 6th November 2021 will be a huge day of rallies, marches and direct action taking place in-person in Glasgow, London and all across the UK. Protests are also already confirmed in over 28 countries across the world on the same day. 

COP26 Coalition – Dorset Hub is planning a rally and march in Weymouth to coincide with The Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on Saturday 6th November 2021 meeting at Weymouth Pavilion at 12pm for speeches before marching at 1pm.
Local coalition members include environment and development NGOs, trade unions, grassroots community campaigns, faith groups, youth groups, migrant and racial justice networks – to name a few.
The Dorset COP 26 Coalition is currently supported by Stand Up to Racism Dorset, CommUnity Bike Rides Weymouth, Christian Climate Action, Dorset Trades Union Council, Unite Southwest Region, Portland 4 The Planet, Dorset Climate Action Network, Dorset Community Assemblies, Tearfund, XR – Wimborne, XR – Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland, Transition Towns Weymouth, Portland TTWP and Zero Carbon Dorset.

If you would like your group to be listed under the COP26 Coalition Dorset Hub and be represented at the rally on Saturday 6th November in Weymouth as part of the Global Day of Action in the lead-up to COP Please do let the COP26 Coalition Dorset Hub know by emailing – [email protected]
“Climate justice is social and racial justice – the impacts of climate change disproportionately affect people from lower economic backgrounds and people of colour worse – we have to come together to fight for justice”Phil Marfleet, Stand Up to Racism Dorset

Data from a survey earlier this year highlighted that over 80% of UK residents had some concern about climate change. In Weymouth climate change will have devastating effects on lowlands that will be hit by flooding. With a predicted sea level rise of up to 1.3m over the next 100 years and more intense weather events, the problems facing Weymouth will increase significantly leaving many homes uninsurable and worthless. 

“Surveys tell us the public are concerned. We often hear that people feel hopeless and don’t know what they can do to fight climate change – but nothing is going to change unless people unite and express their disdain at the lack of action coming from our governments and big business. The easiest way to do that is through people power – we urge anyone with a concern to join us on the streets on Saturday 6th November.”

Andy Smith, Climate Activist

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