International Anti-Fracking Summit – Not Here, Not Anywhere – December 10th, Paris

On behalf of Friends of the Earth Europe, Earthworks, Stop the Frack Attack, Food&Water Watch and Attac France, we are contacting you to share more information concerning the “International Anti-Fracking Summit – Not Here, Not Anywhere” that we will organise in Paris on December 10th and for which you mentioned your intention to participate on this list: http://bit.ly/COP21Frack

While the recent terrorist attacks will push the French authorities to reinforce security measures and might limit outside actions, it should normally not affect indoor events. We are therefore more determined than ever to organise this great internal gathering which is about to bring together more than 130 anti-fracking activists from 40 different countries and 5 continents. We hope you will all be there with us.

Concerning the event, we finally now have more information to share with you:

  •  It will start at 8.30 and will finish at 18.30.
  • It will take place at the “AGECA” (177 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris). It is very easily accessible, notably by metro (metro Alexandre Dumas).
  • Translation French/English & English/French will be provided most of the day.
  • Food and drinks will be provided for breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks, within the limits of available stock.
  • We are inviting you to prepare posters and bring materials (pictures, documents, etc.) that you will have opportunities to present during a small anti-fracking fair during the long lunch break.


Tentative Agenda:

8:15                 Arrival – small breakfast provided

9:00 – 9:15      Welcome and Introduction

9:15 – 9:45      Who are we? A world mapping exercise

9:45 – 12:00    News from the anti-fracking frontlines

                                Chaired by Estelle Tardy, Collectif Causse Méjean (France)

Presentation on the Global resistance to fracking book (Samuel Martin-Sosa Rodriguez)

– The US (Jennifer Krill – Earthwoks, Jenny Lisak – Pennsylvania, Madeline Stano – California, Kandi Mossett – North Dakota and Casey Camp – Oklahoma)

– Australia (Chloe Aldenhoven, Victorian Lock the Gate Coordinator)

– Argentina (Diego Di Risio, Observatorio Petrolero Sur)

– Algeria (Mehdi Bsikri, CNLC, tbc)

– The UK (Barbara Richardson, Roseacre Awareness Group)

 

12:00 – 14:00  Lunch // Anti-Fracking Fair

People willing to present their work and/or the situation in their country are encouraged to bring materials (posters, pictures, documents) that they will be able to present in the main, re-organised in stands for the occasion.


14:00 – 17:00
  Parallel sessions – How to take the anti-fracking mobilisation forward? How can we better coordinate to beat back big oil and gas?

Three 40-mn sessions of two parallel workshops:

– How to organise a joint anti-corporate campaign, targeting specific companies? How to attack companies?

– How to develop a joint global policy target

– Exchange with climate experts about the role of UFF in climate change (with Robert Howarth & Kevin Anderson)

– Discussion on developing/strengthening the international cooperation between anti-fracking groups/organisations

– Discussion on Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal session on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking and International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature

– Discussion on other unconventional drilling, fracking and campaigns (tight gas, coal bed methane and more extreme energy extraction)

17:00 – 17:30  Plenary session

17:30 – 18:00  Closing – keynote speaker: Josh Fox (Gasland movie director)

 

If you have any question and/or request to make, please contact me (robby@stopthefrackattack.org, 01-631-241-5966)
And of course, we will take the liberty of re-contacting you in case new important details need to be shared with you.

Looking forward to meeting you all!