Following a two-week period of consultation and reflection Climate Scotland Scotland has agreed by consensus that our camp planned for July will not take place, and to instead organise a camp in 2021.
At the forefront of this decision are the very real barriers raised by the ongoing global pandemic. However, we also believe this decision is necessary to enable people in our movement to carry out caring responsibilities and mutual aid organising, work which we believe the climate movement must promote and embrace.
We are resolved to continue to work with communities blighted by the Mossmorran gas plants, and strive for a just transition for communities and workers in Scotland and around the world.
Street by street, city by city, country by country, solidarity and mutual aid will defend our communities from Coronavirus. Ultimately we believe they can defeat the climate crisis too.
In August we will hold a Big Group meeting to begin planning our 2021 camp, by which time we expect to see our context more clearly, including the timing of the Glasgow UN climate talks.
Climate Camp Scotland is more than just an event. We are a group of people with shared values and will continue working for climate justice together.
If you feel able to join us at this time we are pursuing group development, legal work, educational resources, run teach-ins, take action online, socialise and support one another. We’re holding an informal online meet 25-26 April and we’d love you to join us.
Climate Camp Scotland
PS. here’s some stuff we’ve been working on these last few weeks:
How are new police powers going to impact on protest and democracy in Scotland? How can we resist Coronavirus measures that puts police power before public health and democracy? Join our call at noon today with the Scottish Activist Legal Project and solicitor Paul Brown to discuss and plan together.
Need some tips organising online? Check out Climate Camp Scotland’s quick guide to fun online meetings, plus this more indepth guide.