Tag Archives: Climate Change

Free Parliament workshop on energy and the green economy

The Houses of Parliament is holding a free workshop for groups and organisations interested in issues relating to energy and the green economy, on how to engage with Parliament’s scrutiny of legislation. The workshop is free to attend and open to any individual or organisation with an interest in energy and the green economy.  The [...]

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“More Trees More Good” launched by the Woodland Trust.

Clive Anderson, the President of the Woodland Trust, has announced the launch of  “More Trees More Good”, a new Woodland Trust Initiative set up to provide support to help individuals and organisations to plant their own trees. The aim of the initiative is to plant 20 million native trees per year, which will maximise the benefits to [...]

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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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Joint Ministerial and third sector taskforce report launched

Following on from this post, the report on the joint Ministerial and Third Sector Task Force on Climate Change, the Environment and Sustainable Development was formally launched at an event at the the Commonwealth Club this evening (9/3/10).  The event was chaired by Stephen Hale of Green Alliance and featured updates from members of the Task Force, [...]

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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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After Copenhagen: opportunities and challenges

  Schumacher College has organised a number of training programmes which will be exploring the opportunities and challenges following the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, which is currently taking place.  The Copenhagen summit is one of the most significant international events of our time. Further information about the course is available on the Schumacher website.  Here [...]

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CDF launches “Green Up!” guide.

The Community Development Foundation (CDF) has launched “Green Up! Five ways of working with your council on sustainability: a practical guide for community and voluntary groups.”  Here is some information from CDF about what you can expect from the guide: Green Up! is a key resource for community groups who want to work with their [...]

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Ministerial third sector task force – fourth meeting

Yesterday afternoon (17 August 2009) the third sector members of the Ministerial Task Force on climate change, the environment and sustainable developmnet met for the fourth time with officials from the four departments involved. Roger Clarke, chair of Defra’s Third Sector Advisory Board, was also in attendance. The Task Force first addressed the vision, audience and [...]

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Presentations from the third sector UK Climate Projections event

We have been asked by several people for copies of the presentations from yesterday’s (28/7/09) UK Cliamte Projections event. Rather that email them out individually I have placed them on slideshare.net so you can either view them here (click read more) or download the original file from Slideshare.

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