City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Coal Action Tour


By Friends of the ... - Posted on 30 May 2016

Event details

3 experts share their experience and expertise on the need to end coal mining, and how this process has been a struggle so far in Russia, Colombia, USA and the UK.

"The consequences of coal mining in Russia are terrible. There are environmental and economic disasters happening in mining regions, especially in Kuzbass where the most of coal reserves located. Public health is getting worse and worse, indigenous people being forced out of their land, air and water poisoned,” says Vladimir Slivyak, Ecodefense, our main speaker.

Malcolm Spaven, the Chair of the Scottish Opencast Communities Alliance will discuss the issues caused by coal mining in the UK with a focus on the current problem in Scotland - how we ensure that the mines which have been abandoned are restored?

Annabel Smith from Divest Lothian will give a brief presentation on their campaign development and the need for full divestment of pension funds.

Come along to find out more and how discuss how together we can end coal's journey of destruction.

Doors open 6.30pm. Refreshments. All welcome.

FREE but please register via https://coal6june.eventbrite.co.uk/

To find out more about the issues download our insightful report into the UK's coal trade: coalaction.org.uk/ditchcoal
For full tour dates see coalaction.org.uk/tour