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Climate campaigners meet for AGM

by Sadie Robinson
Issue No. 2190

The Campaign Against Climate Change (CACC) held its AGM in London last weekend.

The meeting was a chance to look back over the campaign’s work.

Phil Thornhill, national coordinator of CACC, said the campaign had been “the first to respond to many things” and that it should be proud of putting forward a “radical agenda”.

It also took people from Britain to the international protest in Copenhagen outside the United Nations climate summit last year.

Jonathan Neale, international secretary for the campaign, described Copenhagen as a “slap in the face for every living thing on the planet”. But he pointed to the growing movement to stop environmental destruction.

Jonathan highlighted the People’s Climate Summit in Bolivia in April, saying it was an opportunity to bring people together.

The AGM passed a motion agreeing to build and broaden the CACC. It argued for a “radical, grassroots campaigning climate organisation or network that brings many parts of the movement together”.

The motion highlighted the forthcoming CACC trade union conference, on 13 March, as a key priority for activists over the coming weeks.

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Tue 23 Feb 2010, 19:25 GMT
Issue No. 2190
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