GlosCAN was founded in 2014, with the December 2015 Paris climate talks in mind. Our main actions in 2014 and 2015 were:
Lead-up to Paris, Nov 2015 – GlosCAN’s banner in Stroud
November 2015 – Flag of Tuvalu flown at Stroud District Council
The Pacific island is already awash from rising sea levels. Cllr Doina Cornell visited the islanders, met their prime minister, and promised that their flag would be flown in Stroud to show that they are not forgotten.
November 2015 – Gloucestershire’s ‘Earthman’ in London
Earthman taking the message to London – ‘Save Earthman’s Home!’
November 2015 – ‘Earthman’ with GlosCAN in Stroud
Earthman taking the message to Stroud – ‘Save Earthman’s Home!’
Nailsworth Climate Action Town
During 2015 we supported the setting-up of this initiative, and one of our Steering Group members remains in a leading role.
Leave the Carbon in the Rocks
Mid-summer 2015 – display at Selsley Common to publicise leaving fossil fuels in the ground, (we have now almost burned all that it is safe to burn).
Gloucestershire County Council Motion 740 on ‘Climate Change’, 25 March 2015
We worked with County Councillors to draft and propose Motion 740 on Climate Change (please scroll about half-way down the linked page to read the details of the motion).
When passed, this mandated the setting-up of a cross-party task group to report back to the Council on the implications of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and “ways in which action can be taken locally to address climate change and develop the ‘low carbon economy'”.
People’s Climate March, Stroud, 21 September 2014
In partnership with Transition Stroud we led the organisation of the Gloucestershire ‘happening’ of the international People’s Climate Marches 2014.
Watch the film of the climate march: