2020-June-3rd

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News from Coventry Climate Action Network

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Below, you'll find news, articles and other stuff added to the Coventry Climate Action Network website CovCAN.uk during the past week.

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Philip Brown
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CovCAN Meeting 7 June 2019

The first meeting of Coventry Climate Action Network will be at 19:00 on Friday 7 June in Committee Room 2 of Coventry Council House. Items to discuss include Declaring a Climate Emergency The future of Coventry Climate Action Network Please come and tell anyone else who might be interested. The meeting will end no later than 21:00.
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Global Strike for Climate 24 May 2019

UK Student Climate Network are joining #FridaysForFuture in calling for a UK-wide strike on 24 May. See here for a list of locations where strikes have been registered. #YouthStrike4Climate #FridaysForFuture
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Bankrupt Climate Change Campaign Event 25 May 2019

On Saturday the 25th of May, Coventry Momentum (a Labour-supporting political organisation) will organise their next protest in the Bankrupt Climate Change campaign. This demands that Barclays divest from fossil fuels. They will be meeting outside Barclays on Coventry High Street at 11am. To keep up to date with what's happening by checking the Coventry Momentum facebook page.
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Mayoral STEAMhouse Challenge 20 June 2019

On 20 June a day-long conference will bring together a range of key public, private and third sector stakeholders to collaborate for accelerating wider public understanding and engagement in delivering solutions to the local and global emergency caused by generating toxic pollution of our cities, towns and communities while adding to climate change as a result of burning fossil fuels. …
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How to Become a Successful Eco-School Training Event 17 October 2019

The Eco-Schools team are running a day-long course for teachers on 17 October in the RSPB offices, Sandwell. Get all the advice, tips and inspiration you need to achieve Green Flag status. £155 + VAT per person. Book tickets here.
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Coventry Transformed Planning Meeting

A weekend long event is being planned to take place in the autumn as a one-off under the title Coventry Transformed. The overall theme will be climate change. The organisers are aiming to bring together a wide array of people working on or interested in this issue for the purpose of sharing education about the topic and plans for joint …
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Consumer Resistance to Electric Vehicles

Reasons for Consumer Resistance Persuading people to switch from “conventional” to electric vehicles (EVs) is crucial for the global effort to reduce emissions. Most modelling assumes this. Many politicians are calling for it. And even car manufacturers are now increasingly seeing it as an opportunity rather than a risk. But, unsurprisingly, there is still considerable resistance. One problem is the …
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#FridaysForFuture

#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school-day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. She posted what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter and it soon went viral. On the 8th of September 2018, Greta …
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Climate Action Week 20-27 September 2019

#FridaysForFuture are organising week of action on climate change 20-27 September. They will kick-start the week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate and will end on September 27th with Earth Strike a general strike for climate justice. Launch of Climate Action Week Friday 20 September Millions of school strikers have shown they are serious about climate …
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Food Labelling for Carbon Footprint

Food systems contribute 19%–29% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to a report by Sonja Vermeulen and others in 2012, although there is huge inherent uncertainty in these estimates. The major impacts come from farming/agriculture and land-use change with fertilisers, pesticides, manure, farming and land-use change together contributing as much as around 24% of global GHGs. Livestock alone …
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Food

We have noted elsewhere how difficult it would be to label individual food items with an exact measure of their greenhouse gas emissions. However the consumer probably does not need very detailed information in order to make informed decisions. All they need to know is the relative emissions produced by different sorts of food. They can then adjust their diet …
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Entries Open Now for UN Global Youth Combat Change Video Competition 2019

From 24 May to 28 July 2019, young people from around the world can showcase their actions to combat climate change by submitting a video to the fifth edition of the Global Youth Video Competition. The final three winners will be invited to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Santiago, Chile (COP 25). Their videos will be presented in …
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UNFCCC

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty whose objective is to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system". UNFCCC is also the name of the United Nations Secretariat charged with supporting the operation of the Convention, with offices in Bonn, …
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Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse. A large number of activists in the movement have pledged to be arrested and go to prison. According to Wikipedia, it was started in the UK in May 2018 and in October 2018 …
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