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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

Solihull Council Promotes Education for Sustainable Development

Solihull Council's Grid for Learning (Solgrid) offers a wide range of services and information to empower schools to develop sustainability from whatever starting point they are at. A schools’ sustainability engagement officer based in the sustainable development team works with schools. The Solihull sustainable schools (PDF) leaflet provides details of support available. Their programme includes: Greener Solihull schools awards Sustainable support Energy (see a case …
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Positive FarGo 13-14 July 2019

CovCAN will have a stall at Positive FarGo, Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry CV1 5ED from 10:00 to 16:00 on Sat 13 and Sun 14 July. All CovCAN members and others wanting to promote action on climate change are welcome to attend. Download the Positive Fargo Flyer
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Climate change: still a challenge for English schools

This article by Ben Ballin was originally published by the National Association for Environmental Education in May 2019. Ben is an NAEE Fellow, a geography and global learning consultant and chair of the West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network . He can be contacted at: benballin@hotmail.com. Young people are on the march against climate change, inspired by the Swedish climate striker …
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Climate Challenge Fund

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) was a Defra-run fund designed to improve awareness of and attitudes towards climate change through the use of communication techniques. Between summer 2006 and March 2008 the CCF allocated £8.5m to 83 projects across England. Some of these were on a national scale whilst others targeted local or regional audiences. Methods of engagement also varied …
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Green Finance Summit, Institute and Strategy

2 July 2019 the City of London's flagship annual Green Finance Summit brought together industry experts, policymakers, leading voices and the brightest minds in green finance with an agenda focusing on investing, accelerating and delivering on green finance commitments. On the same day the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Her Majesty's Treasury published the Green Finance Strategy …
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National Park City

What is a National Park City? A National Park City is inspired by the family of National Parks but is not the same as a National Park. The working definition is a “A large urban area that is managed and semi-protected through both formal and informal means to enhance the natural capital of its living landscape. A defining feature is …
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If you’re looking for inspiration on things you can do that are good for you and the environment, you should visit Hubbub. They have lots of ideas, for example how to set up a scheme to recycle some of the 7 million disposable coffee cups that are thrown away every day in the UK. They are a charity that creates …
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Saudi Arabia blocks international acceptance of IPCC Report

Officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States and Iran allegedly cast doubt on UN scientists' findings and their recommendations at a UN meeting in western Germany, according to a report in Deutsche Welle. The climate talks ended with little progress made. Environmental groups said Saudi Arabia, the United States and Iran were blocking progress on fulfilling the goals of the …
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This website contains data on all the UK councils that have declared or proposed to declare a climate emergency. Coventry is listed as having declared a climate emergency. The website is managed by Kevin Frea, Deputy Leader of Lancaster City Council with Cabinet Portfolio for the Climate Emergency at Lancaster City Council. Kevin says I am one of the few …
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