Scottish Independence and the Path to Climate Justice

From 22-25 April 2021, the COP26 Coalition will host From the Ground Up: Taking Action, our second global gathering for climate justice.

From The Ground Up II: Taking Action will be a four day online gathering with 18 sessions dedicated to some of the key issues facing our movements today. The gathering will provide a space for activists and community members to discuss, plan and strategise about how to build a powerful, effective and inclusive climate justice movement.

This April we will bring together ordinary people from across the globe – from the ground up – to answer the question of how. How do we build power in our communities and workplaces for climate justice? How can we mobilise millions of people into taking action to stop fossil fuels extraction? How can we organise to win?

Sign up for your FREE ticket and to join movement debates, planning and skill shares. Each session will include interactive, participatory opportunities as well as dedicated workshops and presentations lead by activists.

Registration is required to attend the event.

Confirmed Speakers and Facilitators:

Katie Gallogly Swan (Global Green New Deal)
Sir Geoff Palmer
Alastair McIntosh
Alison Orr (Republican Socialist Platform)
Paul Inglis (Radical Independence Glasgow)
Aoife Mercedes (Fridays for Future)
Rory Scothorne
Tess Marshall (Undod)
Mim Black (Extinction Rebellion Scotland / Climate Camp Scotland / MAPS)
Justin Kenrick / Eva Schonveld (Extinction Rebellion Scotland / Grassroots to Global)
Mike Small (Enough Scotland / Bella Caledonia)

Session Format:

Independence for system change
Katie Gallogly Swan: Scottish Independence & Global Solidarity
Geoff Palmer: Scottish Independence and Colonial Legacies

Breaking up the union: Civil Disobedience and Independence (Rory Scothorne & Alison Orr)
How can self-determination and empathy uproot climate and political injustice?( Mike Small & Justin Kenrick / Eva Schonveld )
Climate Justice Now: Building a vision for an independent Scotland (Alastair McIntosh)

Visioning Exercise: What should an independent Scotland look like, and does how do we get there shape how it will be?

Group Panel: What happens next? How can we build bridges between our movements?

XR Scotland (Mim Black)
Undod (Tess Marshall)
RIC Glasgow (Paul Inglis)
Republican Socialist Platform (Ali Orr)
Youth Strikers (Aoife Mercedes)


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