Tuesday 5th February 2013, 7pm 
Mushkil Aasaan, 220-222 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7EW

Transition Town Tooting are co-hosting an event with Wandsworth Friends of the EarthTransition Wandsworth and Wandsworth Environmental Forum (WEF), and Jane Trowell and James Marriott from Platform,  which will investigate the global ‘carbon web’, including oil and gas pipelines and shipping, investment banking, energy security, environmental degradation, and local social movements.

 James’ book, The Oil Road, (co-written with Mika Minio-Paluello) was published in September 2012. The book explores (on the ground, politically, financially) British Petroleum’s $4 billion pipeline running from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, which has become an icon of globalization. The authors trace the onward route of the oil and gas into central Europe, and to the financial hubs of the City of London.

Bringing to bear a wealth of expertise on their subject, the authors look at the history and current reality behind the pipeline’s gleaming facade. Traveling along its route, they witness the financial, commercial and governmental forces and institutions behind it, and meet whistleblowers, security forces, local villagers and fishermen.

And for extra local interest:
This evening is also a chance to reconnect with some of Platform’s work from 20 years ago, including the Delta project, part of their initiative to reveal London’s hidden rivers. This led to the creation of RENUE – a bold plan to install renewable energy systems in Wandsworth and Merton. Details of these past projects on the Platform website at http://old.platformlondon.org/otherprojects.asp

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