Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Why are Greens walking to Paris, Yorkshire on Saturday 5th of December?

On Saturday 5th of December Greens in a variety of environmental organisations will be walking from Huddersfield Town Centre to the hamlet of Paris, Scholes near Holmfirth. The aim of the walk will be to highlight the gulf between the carbon reductions indicated by national governments around the world , for the Paris (France) COP 21 Climate Talks in December, and those reductions that are needed to avoid catastrophic climate change. The carbon savings identified will only limit us to a global temperature increase of 2.7 degrees. To avoid the worst impacts we need to limit temperature rises to an average of 2 degrees or less.

Councillor Andrew Cooper who leads the Greens on Kirklees Council and who will be on the 4 hour walk said,

“We may be walking to the ‘Wrong Paris’ but we are calling on our Government and other countries who are going to the ‘Right Paris’ to go there with the right targets and the right policies to ensure we have a safe environment for future generations”

“The UK Government has cut investment in renewable energy while encouraging the expansion of fracked gas. They have cut support to solar and wind projects and have given tax breaks worth millions to oil and gas companies. The UK Government may be sending their delegation the ‘Right Paris’ but they have the wrong priorities and wrong targets”

Once we have arrived at Paris walkers will gather in Scholes Methodist Church for refreshments and short talks about action to address Climate Change before heading to the ‘Boot and Shoe Inn’ and a bus home.

People are welcome  to join the walk but please register on the events Facebook page so we can judge numbers



What we are doing
Train arrival times
For those joining ‘en route’
9:45 AM
Harold Wilson Statue, Hudds Train

Set off
10:00 AM
Through Town Centre, down Chapel
Hill to Lockwood

Arrive Lockwood
10:20 AM
Grappolos Car Park at Lockwood traffic lights


Depart Lockwood

10:30 AM

Arrive Berry Brow
11:00 AM
Junction of Waingate and Woodhead
Road – opposite Laxmi in car park.


Depart Berry Brow
11:10 AM

Arrive Honley
11:45 AM
Junction of Gynn Lane and New Mill
Road – next to the recreation fields


Depart Honley
12:00 PM

Arrive Brockholes
12:30 PM
Rock Inn Car Park – on New Mill Rd and opposite the Car Park


Depart Brockholes
12:45 PM

Arrive Paris
2.00 PM
Arrive Paris for
Selfies by the ‘Paris sign’, refreshments and speaking at nearby Scholes Methodist Church followed by a drink or two in the Boot and Shoe Inn