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News from Coventry Climate Action Network

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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.

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Philip Brown

Forthcoming Events

Click here to see the list of forthcoming climate-change related events.

Refill Water Bottle Scheme

Refill is a grassroots movement run by individuals who want to stop plastic pollution by making it easier to reuse and refill a bottle of water instead of buying a new one. It was apparently started in the UK by City to Sea although there are similar schemes in other countries and the main site promoting the idea here is Refill.org. Severn …
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Eco Birmingham

Eco Birmingham exists to affect social change and the transition towards a low-carbon and sustainable lifestyle. Their website ecobirmingham.com says By inspiring and supporting communities and organisations across Birmingham to take positive action, we will demonstrate that building low carbon communities brings benefits, opportunities and well-being to everyone, whilst protecting our environment. Whether it’s learning to ride a bike, gaining …
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One Coventry

The Council Plan 2016-24, also called One Coventry, sets out the City Council's vision and priorities for the city. It includes the following aims that relate to climate change: Reduce operating costs and reduce carbon emissions. Work together with neighbours and partners across the voluntary, public and private sectors to pool and share resources Encourage people to reduce, reuse and …
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Climate Related Events at British Science Festival 2019

Warwick University is hosting the British Science Festival from 10 to 13 September 2019. Download a PDF list of all climate-related events. See also our list below which includes other climate-related events forthcoming.
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Aurrigo is a Coventry company that design, manufacture and deploy autonomous vehicles globally Aurrigo’s Pod Zero driverless pods are set to change the way we transport people efficiently on the last stage of their journey from transport hubs to and from a wide range of destinations. You order a pod on your mobile via the app. Four people can ride. …
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Heart of England Community Energy

Heart of England Community Energy (HECE) owns more assets than any other community energy society in the UK. It is a community benefit society regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is bound to act for the benefit of the communities in which it operates – the Heart of England region. Therefore, all operations and management are to fulfil …
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Circular Economy

What is a Circular Economy? According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design, and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. WRAP says it is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as …
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UK to have Citizens Climate Change Assembly

On 20 June, six select committees of the House of Commons announced plans to hold a Citizens’ Assembly on combatting climate change and achieving the pathway to net zero carbon emissions. The committees are: Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Environmental Audit; Housing, Communities and Local Government; Science and Technology; Transport; and Treasury. The announcement of a Citizens’ Assembly follows the …
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First climate assembly in UK draws up wishlist for council action

Photograph by Vanessa Berberian of participants in the Camden Citizens Assembly The Guardian reported that Britain’s first climate “citizens assembly” opened its final session on 20 July at which more than 50 Londoners will decide on carbon-cutting measures they want their district to enact in order to confront climate change. Camden’s Citizens Assembly, convened to interrogate what locals, neighbourhoods and the …
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Climate Change Act

The central premise of the Climate Change Act is that the Government of the day holds the responsibility to act to protect future generations. This principle is at risk if the priority given to climate policy is not substantially increased over the next year and the next Government spending review. The original version, published in 2008, said that It is …
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Clean Growth Strategy

The edie definition of the Clean Growth Strategy is The UK Government's strategy, unveiled in October 2017, sets out proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the 2020s. It explains how the whole country can benefit from low-carbon opportunities, while meeting national and international commitments to tackle climate change. In the latest version of the Clean Growth …
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UK making slow progress in preparing for climate change - CCC Report

The Committee on Climate Change's Report to Parliament "Progress in preparing for climate change"  published in July 2019 says that The Clean Growth Strategy, the UK’s plan for emissions reduction, provides a solid foundation for the action needed to meet a net-zero GHG target but policy ambition and implementation now fall well short of what is required. Last June, we …
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Coventry should sign up to the UN Youth and Civil Society Pledge

The UN Youth and Civil Society Pledge is one of the planned outcomes of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit to be held in New York on 23 September 2019. UN member states, regions and cities would pledge to consult youth and the public in the formulation and implementation of climate action policies. Coventry has already undertaken to do exactly …
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