2020-June-3rd

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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
philip@unacov.uk

Forthcoming Events

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

Coventry Air Quality Action Plan

In July 2017, the UK Government published a plan to reduce NO2 emissions. Coventry was named as one of the 28 towns and cities forecast to exceed legal limits by 2021. The city council responded by working with the government's Joint Air Quality Unit to develop the Local Air Quality Action Plan to reduce NO2 emissions in the shortest time. …
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Congestion Charge in Coventry

In July 2017, the UK Government published a plan to reduce NO2 emissions. Coventry was named as one of the 28 towns and cities forecast to exceed legal limits by 2021. The city council responded by working with the government's Joint Air Quality Unit to develop the Local Air Quality Action Plan to reduce NO2 emissions in the shortest time. …
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Microplastics in drinking-water

The World Health Organisation published a report on Microplastics in drinking-water in 2019. Studies reporting the presence of microplastics in treated tap and bottled water have raised questions and concerns about the impact that microplastics in drinking-water might have on human health. This report critically examines the evidence related to the occurrence of microplastics in the water cycle (including both …
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Plastic Oceans

Plastic Oceans UK work with businesses, scientists, schools and policy-makers to change attitudes and behaviours towards plastic. They claim to have been experts on the issue for a decade, and to be solving the crisis through their science, education and sustainability programmes. They have an educational programme for schools. They aim to develop the ability to be creative, problem-solving, critical …
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Climate Justice Now

According to Wikipedia, Climate Justice Now! (CJN!) is a global coalition of networks and organizations campaigning for climate justice. The coalition was founded at the 2007 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Bali, and has since mobilised for UNFCCC meetings in Bangkok, Copenhagen and Cancun. In a statement in 2008, CJN said that "Climate Justice Now! is …
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Climate justice

According to Wikipedia Climate justice is a term used for framing global warming as an ethical and political issue, rather than one that is purely environmental or physical in nature. This is done by relating the effects of climate change to concepts of justice, particularly environmental justice and social justice and by examining issues such as equality, human rights, collective …
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Carbon Budgets

Wikipedia explains that a carbon budget (also called an emissions budget, emissions quota, or allowable emissions) is an upper limit of total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with remaining below a specific global average temperature. An emissions budget may also be associated with objectives for other related climate variables, such as radiative forcing. So for example the UK carbon budget …
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