Major Conference: Councils, communities and climate change
This interesting-looking Friends of the Earth event is on 2nd Nov. 2011 and 34 Great Smith StreetWestminster, London, SW1P. It shows that FoE is seeking to take a lead role in work on climate and local government. Speakers include the former Mayor of Toronto David Miller , Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker, shadow Climate Change Minister Luciana Berger, and David Kennedy, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change. Sessions will also cover the new ‘permissive guidance’ for local councils, local carbon strategies, decentralised energy; Greening local transport, and much more.
The Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC
See the detail on the DECC website: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/gdcf/gdcf.aspx
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Other news sources
There’s a lot of them, and this week we’re highlighting:
The Scottish Climate Challenge fund newsletter;
That covers a wide range of issues, not just in Scotland: http://ccf.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/newsletter/
With a story from them on how Britain’s multinationals are selecting low carbon suppliers due to shareholder pressure (The Carbon Trust is claiming that Britain’s multinational companies are selecting their suppliers on the basis of their carbon reduction performance in marked contrast to the position in the USA).
Check them out at – http://www.environmenttimes.co.uk/news_detail.aspx?news_id=1501
The Tuvalu water crisis
The Economist magazine, never the most alarmist news source, suggestes that ‘In the South Pacific, one canary in the climate-change coal mine may have quietly fallen from her perch’ – see the story here:http://ow.ly/6PkryUS – a nation of deniers…
The way in which most people in the USA believe that the world is getting warmer but that this not caused by human activity is spelt out in the figures used in this news report. Very scary figures for Republican belief in climate change…
Climate Change Could Cause Chocolate Shortage!
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