Thursday 5th february, 6:30-8:30pm, London
Tickets are free but the event is pretty much fully-booked – check Eventbrite to go on the ticket waiting list!
- A speaker from a US alliance of conservation organisations that are campaigning against the destruction of their country’s forests to produce pellets for Drax and other UK power stations. In the southern US, remnants of highly biodiverse and carbon rich wetland forests are being destroyed for pellet production.
- Richard Solly from the London Mining Network will report back from his recent visit to the world’s largest opencast mine in Colombia, Cerrejon, a mine linked to brutal evictions, pollutions and malnutrition amongst local communities.
Drax burns coal from Cerrejon and wood pellets from the southern US, but despite the clear evidence of forest destruction and community impacts they still receive millions in subsidies.
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