July 5, Spice Gardens, Eastbourne – Book today

BANGLADESH is one of the world’s most climate-vulnerable delta nations in the world. It has been facing catastrophic rain-triggered flooding effecting a large part of the country’s northern and north-eastern areas.

The worst in 125 years. 100s of people have been killed so far, and nearly 4 million people have been displaced. Experts say the flooding is an outcome of climate change. The last 7 years have alone brought 5 major floods. The more usual flood control methods are insufficient for the new demands of global warming, where warmer air (able to hold more water) rains down destructively in the climate vulnerable parts of our world.

There are solutions, but for these to be developed across the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basins, it would require cooperation between Bangladesh, India, and Bhutan. The world must work together to solve the climate emergency. We have time to do this but do we have the will?

Mozmil Hussain, Vice Chair of Eastbourne United Nations Association, has recently returned from Bangladesh from a month-long Tree Planting Project. 2000 trees were planted. Back in Eastbourne Mozmil, and so many others who are in the climate movement, are horrified by what is happening in Bangladesh. Mozmil has organised a Fund Raiser meal to be held at the Spice Gardens Restaurant in Old Town.

Tuesday 5th July. 6pm to 10pm. Food from 7.30pm.

Special guest speaker: Ian Elgie FRGS (Chair of Eastbourne UNA) “Bangladesh – an epicentre of the climate emergency. Why?”

Carol Mills – Eastbourne Climate Coalition will also give a short talk on climate refugees. Special guest

Pat Rodohan, Eastbourne Mayor is supporting this event.

Please support this if you can. Please book your tickets in advance as space is limited! Here is the link:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fund-raising-for-victims-in-flood-bangladesh-tickets-373749774637

Let’s show our solidarity with those hit by the climate emergency in the global south. Raising money at the same time as spending some social time together. We all need this every now and then. Working so hard as we do. The Climate Movement in Eastbourne is currently working on a full 3-days programme of events at the E-Hive as part of the E-Festival in Prince’s Park. You are all welcome to join us for these free events on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July from 11 am to 6pm. Mozmil will be giving a presentation on the Bangladesh Tree Planting Project on the Sunday. The full programme is near to being finalised. Please go to:-

Eastbourne Climate Coalition Facebook Page for updates. https://www.facebook.com/109588824816403/posts/174701794971772/

Eastbourne UNA Facebook post on the fund raiser. https://www.facebook.com/1541518642525967/posts/5642971915713932/

Climate Justice for the global south

Carol Mills

Eastbourne Solidarity