Chippy’s Climate Emergency Meeting

19th June, 7.30, Methodist Hall

Should Chipping Norton declare a climate and ecology emergency?

Come to a special town meeting, discuss the issues, and plan some local action!

Transition Chipping Norton’s Marcus Simmons says: “With recent ‘climactic’ events in parliament, media and public, many things previously unthinkable now suddenly seem achievable! Change in our emissions, environment and communities is now urgent, but our concern and ambition have also dramatically increased. Who would have dreamed a few weeks ago that Parliament would declare a climate emergency, and a global science panel (IPBES) announce that species loss seriously threatens our existence?”

This special town meeting will discuss:

  • Should Chipping Norton declare a climate and ecological emergency?
  • What actions can we take locally, as ‘our part’ in the UK’s response?
  • Should Chippy hold a citizens’ assembly to devise measures that work for all?
  • Can we come together on a timely local strategy for this?

There’ll be a short address from an expert speaker, Dr Karsten Haustein from Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, a platform for some local youngsters to express concerns and wishes for their future, a Q&A and brief group discussions to review everyone’s views, and ideas for action.

For any queries, email For latest and news about future meetings please see TCN’s website or Facebook page.


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