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PCAN - Portsmouth Climate Action Network
Wallflux: Established in November 2006, PCAN is a local voluntary group concerned about the significant dangers posed by man-made climate change. Our primary aim is to ensure that the issue is tackled at a local level i.e. in Portsmouth, through education, mitigation and adaptation. We have a small group of ...
PCAN - Portsmouth Climate Action Network

News from PCAN Dec 14

Our next meetings


Thursday 11th December 7.30  and Wed 14th Jan 7.30. Both at the King St Tavern


3 million Climate Jobs?


Campaign Against Climate Change have produced a new report showing how we could reach one million climate jobs. You can download or read it here:  http://www.campaigncc.org/greenjobs


Ken Montague from the Campaign against Climate Change TU group is coming to talk to Portsmouth SWP  at 7.30 on December 3rd,  on "Why we need 3 million climate jobs.”


 It’s at Somerstown Central, River's Street, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 4EY . Everyone welcome


Greenpeace Ocean Training Day in Portsmouth on Saturday 6th December:


There's still places available for the day - it runs from 10am until 4pm, and will be a great opportunity for the group members to get first hand training from Greenpeace HQ co-ordindators ahead of the 2015 Oceans events, in which Portsmouth & the South Coast will be featuring heavily.

If interested, and have not done so already - please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Climate Change Tweetathon

Don’t know how useful this will be but on Tuesday 25 November from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., DECC and partners from a range of businesses and organisations, including the UN, Microsoft and The Wildlife Trusts, will be running a day long Climate Change Tweetathon* and would love you to get involved.

They say: The planet’s changing climate is starting to impact us all, but the many ways it will affect each of our lives is not always obvious, so for a whole day we'll be talking about climate change and how it impacts everything from your morning cup of coffee to the cities and homes we live in.

You can help to reach an even wider audience and generate a bigger discussion by taking part. You can get involved by:  

    • Following @DECCgovUK and retweeting or tweeting as we countdown to the day  
    • Sharing interesting content that demonstrates climate change action 
    • Using the hashtag #BackClimateAction 
    • Showcasing what your organisation is doing to tackle climate change 
    • Support via our Thunderclap

Find out more here.

Future Solent Conference

Some PCAN members attended this conference on 7th November and there were some interesting talks eg on the local energy strategy, on the Sustrans scheme of advising small firms on sustainable transport and the “mini-Stern” report which showed that investment in green technology would pay off in terms of jobs and benefits for the area. There were also lots of useful ideas on funding for businesses.


The full report on the conference can be found on http://www.futuresolent.org.uk/conference/


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade deal being negotiated between the EU and US. The main action at the moment is to sign the EU wide petition https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/eu-ttip-petition#petition

Do read more about this – everyone should be concerned. http://www.wdm.org.uk/trade-campaign/transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership-ttip


Dirt! The Movie

Gosport FOE have films or talks regularly on the first Tuesday of the month. For December it’s a movie.

Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Dirt! The Movie takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Dirt! The Movie will make you want to get dirty! Watch the trailer here




Apparently Highbury College is to be a centre for training fracking technicians






The Climate Coalition have produced this short film http://www.mediafire.com/watch/05fk6cx641hnc4r/For_the_love_of.mp4

Good to get people talking.


They are planning a mass lobby on June 17th next year.


Last Updated (Monday, 24 November 2014 15:34)