Tag Archives: adaptation

Waterwise’s White Paper published.

Firstly let me apologise for the hiatus in blog posts.  Hopefully we are now back on track for at least a post each day. Waterwise, who is one of Defra’s Greener Living Fund partners, has published its White Paper for the Coalition Government. The White Paper is focused on mainstreaming water efficiency.  In it Waterwise sets [...]

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How do you want the future to look?

Here is a prime opportunity for those of you who want to tell Defra what it should be doing on the environment and sustainable development, homes, shopping and eating, travel and business – you are invited to join the ‘Greener Society’ debate and share your views on what a greener future might look like. Click here to [...]

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Adapting to Climate Change; a guide for local councils

  Last Tuesday’s (9/3/10) launch of the joint third sector and ministerial task force report on climate change, the environment and sustainable development was a catalyst for other things to happen. Defra released a guide for local councils on adapting to climate change produced jointly with ACRE. This can be downloaded from this page on [...]

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Climate adaptation guide for elected members

This guide on climate change adaptation was launched at the LGA conference on 27/1/10. It is aimed at elected members of local councils but many third sector organisations will also find it useful. This publication, produced in conjunction with Defra and UKCIP, offers key decision makers in local authorities a short introduction into the climate projections: [...]

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BOOK NOW for FREE Climate Projections training

We recently announced FREE training for third sector organisations in the use of the new UK Climate Projection tools on 28 July in Reading. You can now book your place online at: http://bookwhen.com/pip Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Full details of the training are given below.

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FREE Training – how will climate change affect your community?

Climate change will affect is all. But how? The UK Climate Projection tools were launched on 18 June. These can be used to give a picture of what things might be like in your community in the future, in terms of the rainfall and temperatures you can expect. This information will be of great interest to any third sector organisation [...]

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UK Climate Projections launched (significant!)

This image shows one of the things that happens in the UK if temperatures rise to 35 C on two consecutive days – the roads melt. So what are the chances of this happening? Well this is the sort of thing that the UK Climate Projections tools, launched by Defra later today (18/6/09), are designed to tell [...]

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