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News from Coventry Climate Action Network

Hello [subscriber:firstname | default: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
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CovCAN First Meeting

The first meeting of CovCAN was held in Coventry Council House on 7 June 2019. Present Amanda Eccles, Coventry Momentum Climate Change Champion Andrew Ashe, Coventry Momentum, active in Bankrupt Climate Change campaign, wants to start a Coventry-focussed campaign Anne Patterson, Coventry Green Party www.facebook.com/CoventryGreenParty, Coventry Friends of the Earth www.facebook.com/groups/522537987955030/about/, Fossil Free Coventry www.facebook.com/CoventryFossilFree/ David Chapman, Environmental Sustainability Team, …
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Climate Reality Project Global Education Group

Climate Reality is a group founded by former US Vice President Al Gore to move the conversation forward and turn awareness into action all across the Earth. It is a US-based diverse group of passionate individuals who’ve come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time: activists, cultural leaders, organizers, scientists, and storytellers committed to building a sustainable future together. …
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Climate Change Teacher Course

The UNESCO course on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) for secondary teachers is designed to give teachers confidence, through a series of six-day programmes, to help young people understand the causes and consequences of climate change today. The course aims to bring climate change education outside the science classroom into all subject areas liable to be affected by …
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UK Government to Aim for Net Carbon Neutral by 2050

Prime Minister Theresa May announced today, Wednesday 12 June 2019, that the UK will eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050. The statutory instrument to implement this will be laid in Parliament today. This will amend the Climate Change Act 2008. Theresa May will also meet young science and engineering students today to discuss the ambitious new target, …
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Change the Motion for Coventry City Council Climate Change Debate

Councillors Jim O’Boyle and Patricia Hetherton have tabled the following motion to be debated at the next meeting of Coventry City Council at 14:00 on 18 June: This Council confirms its commitment to addressing the issue of climate change and recommends the course of action that we are currently undertaking to respond to the climate change emergency CovCAN believes that …
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Suggested Message to Councillors with Ideas for Action

See here for the background to this and a list of emails of Coventry City Councillors. Dear Councillor, I understand the following motion is due to be put to council on Tuesday 18th June regarding climate change: “This Council confirms its commitment to addressing the issue of climate change and recommends the course of action that we are currently undertaking …
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Suggested Message to Councillors with New Motion

See here for the background to this and a list of emails of Coventry City Councillors. Dear Councillor I understand a motion is due to be put to council on Tuesday 18th June regarding climate change. I implore you to include the following clauses in that motion. Climate change will have a significant impact on our city. A number of …
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Coventry Transformed

A two-day event is being planned to take place in the autumn of 2019 under the title Coventry Transformed. The overall theme will be climate change. This project aims to bring together and activate individuals, businesses, schools, political and community groups and active members and also members of the public and young people so that we can all work together …
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Climate change education resources

This list was produced by Ben Ballin and published by Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEEd) News. Most, but not all, of these resources are accessible online without cost. Teaching resources, stimulus materials and programmes A Giant Change: http://www.skipseducational.org/a-giant-change Association for Science Education: Climate Change Evidence and Causes: https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/school-science-review/issue-354/climate-change-evidence-and-causes Effective strategies for talking about climate change in the classroom: https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/school-science-review/issue-354/effective-strategies-talking-about-climate-change The …
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Forthcoming Events and Meetings

Fossil Free Coventry 18:00 Mon 10-6-19 Fossil Free Coventry meeting in Room ABG20 of the Alan Berry Building at Coventry University. For a map see https://goo.gl/maps/kft7nk5sa9zsoP9R7 Coventry Council Motion Published Tue 11-6-19 Publication of text of motion on climate change to be discussed in the Council meeting on 18-6-19 Constituency Labour Party Meeting 19:30 Wed 12-6-19 Will discuss climate change. …
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Coventry's Rubber Roads Experiment

Tarmac has become the first company in the UK to develop a new asphalt made from recycled rubber and the first of them in the UK have already been laid in Birmingham Road, Allesley and Montalt Road, Cheylesmore. Environmental Benefits Tarmac claim that it will be possible to recycle and reuse up to 750 waste tyres for every kilometre of …
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Actions Coventry City Council Could Take on Climate Change

This information is extracted from a Friends of the Earth article from March 2019 which lists 33 actions local authorities can take on climate change. Despite cutbacks there is still a lot local authorities can do on climate change Local authorities have an important role in delivering carbon emission reductions, particularly in transport but also in other areas such as …
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Manchester Climate Change Board

The Manchester Climate Change Board is responsible for overseeing and championing the delivery of Manchester's Climate Change Strategy for 2017-50. Manchester is a city committed to action on climate change. In 2009 residents and businesses came together to produce the city's first ever climate change strategy, Manchester: A Certain Future. In January 2016, just one month after the Paris Agreement, …
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Coventry Climate Change Strategy for 2020

Coventry City Council's Climate Change Strategy for 2020 was published by Coventry Partnership in 2012. It included 9 objectives. We can find no reports of the results but as far as we can tell it has been successful in delivering at least one of these objectives (see below). But the status of several other objectives remains unclear, for example: 3. …
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Five Acre Community Farm

Five Acre Community Farm, situated in Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, CV8 3LG, is certified organic by the Soil Association and is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Scheme. Five Acres was founded in 2011 by Transition Coventry and operates on a not-for-profit basis means it can plough back any surplus income in to producing top quality organic vegetables which are …
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