In February 2011, Climate Camp produced a statement which contained the following: “As a movement, to be relevant, we need to move with the times. Therefore the Camp for Climate Action has decided, after much discussion and reflection, to change.”
This meant no more national Climate Camps, with the intention being to “allow new tactics, organising methods and processes to emerge in this time of whirlwind change. With the skills, networks and trust we have built we will launch new radical experiments”. So, we were told, new tactics and radical new experiments would be on the way- sounds like a good idea.
Out of this came the Climate Justice Collective (CJC) and top of the list of their stated aims for 2012 is to “help to join together campaigns on different energy issues” which, again, sounds like a very worthwhile thing to be doing. Thursday 3rd May saw their first big action in the form of the Big Six Energy Bash. The date and location were chosen to coincide with the UK Energy Summit where “representatives of corporate energy and politics will be meeting” to discuss how to “keep on profiteering from fuel poverty, climate change and trashing the planet.”