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News from Coventry Climate Action Network

Hello reader,

Below, you'll find news and articles added to the Coventry Climate Action Network website CovCAN.uk during the past week plus some forthcoming events related to climate change.

Please send me any news or information you would like to add to the site.

Philip Brown

The case for optimism on climate change - Al Gore Video

Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet — and the solutions we're designing to combat them. (Featuring Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVfgkFaswn4
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An Inconvenient Truth

In 2006, Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore got the world talking about climate change with the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. This is the official trailer. You can rent or buy the video on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snJnoCzHz4M
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Transform Our World Meeting

Global Action Plan are developing an online platform called Transform Our World which plans to make teaching about the environment easy, effective and exciting, as well as creating a teacher’s community. They are looking for teachers (primary or secondary) to join their Design Committee in Birmingham on Tuesday 25th June from 16:30-19:30 to input into the development stages of Transform Our …
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Water Explorer

Water Explorer, Global Action Plan’s award-winning programme for students aged 8-14 that aims to get thousands of young leaders to learn about the value of water in a fun, engaging way and save water at the same time. The Water Explorer website contains free online resources. So far more than 3,400 schools from 12 countries have registered for the programme, …
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Global Action Plan

Global Action Plan is a charity that's working for a green and thriving planet where we can live happily without ruining the Earth we depend on. Their website says We're experts in helping people live more sustainable lifestyles. We do this by making connections between what's good for people and good for the planet. We're the people behind Clean Air …
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West Midland Sustainable Schools Network

The West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network brings together organisations and individuals who support work on sustainable development in West Midland Schools. The network offers opportunities for mutual support, information sharing, discussion and partnership. It also provides us with a shared voice when the need arises. The group usually meets three times a year. It has an active email and social …
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One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn)

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) is a collaborative initiative of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. The initiative was launched at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. UNCCLearn believes that every school needs a Climate Change Teacher with certification from the United Nations. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss …
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Climate Emergency Forum – Video Highlights

Students came to Coventry Council House on 15 March, the day of the first Global Student Strike for Climate, to tell Coventry Councillors what they think about Climate Change and what they want the Council to do to promote climate awareness and reduce the council's own greenhouse gas emissions. This is a short video with the highlights of that event. …
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Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth claims to be the biggest grassroots environmental campaigning community in the world with 5,000 local activist groups and over 2 million members and supporters worldwide. They are running a Climate Change campaign which includes inviting the public to sign a petition to the UK government to take urgent climate action. Their website has a number of …
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The impacts of climate change at 1.5C, 2C and beyond

Carbon Brief has been presented with the “Innovation of the Year” prize at the 2019 Association of British Science Writers award ceremony for its web page showing data from around 70 peer-reviewed climate studies on how global warming is projected to affect the world and its regions. See the interactive data Carbon Brief is a UK-based website covering the latest …
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