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The Climate Change Act: 10 Years On

Ten years after the UK passed the world’s first Climate Change Act, the Committee on Climate Change has warned that ‘urgent action is needed to meet the UK’s legally binding carbon targets in the 2020s and 2030s.’

School children in Nottinghamsrhie learn about climate change.

 

The committee has praised the Act, saying ‘it provides a clear direction of travel’, ’has cemented the UK’s position as an international leader in climate change’ and ‘has helped to maintain a remarkable cross-party consensus, with five carbon

budgets being approved by Parliament. These budgets create a smooth and practical pathway towards the UK’s 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 80% compared to 1990 levels.’ Since the act was passed UK emissions have continued to fall. In 2017 the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions were 43% below 1990 levels. But the Committee is also clear that we’re not doing enough: ‘intensive action is required if the UK is to drive down its emissions right across the economy and meet its carbon targets into the 2020s and 2030s at least cost.’ https://bit.ly/2FQw4Vd

Your Views Sought on Nottingham City Buses and Trams

Nottingham City Council is seeking views on buses and trams in the city. Whether you commute daily or only use public transport occasionally, the council would to hear your thoughts on what works well and what could be improved. Respondents have the chance to win a £50 Robin Hood pay-as-you-go card. Survey closes on 30th November. https://bit.ly/2QtdoyM

Buy a Whistlewood Common Personalised Tile

Whistlewood Common, a community-owned woodland, is selling personalised tiles for the floor of their new eco building, a straw bale and timeber roundhouse. The floor will be made from bespoke tiles designed by local potter and Whistlewood member, Andy Mason. Each tile will feature a leaf from 16 native tree species, laid directly under the roof lantern, casting light onto this beautiful feature.

Your initials will be engraved into the front of the tile, so you can leave a lasting legacy that you can come and visit for years to come. There is also an opportunity to make your tile at the Whistlewood grand opening of the Roundhouse (see event item above).

If you purchase your tile by 15th December you can ask for a gift certificate so that you can give it to as a Christmas gift. Tiles cost £8 and are available to purchase online: https://bit.ly/2rdr4A0

December Community Climate Action Network Newsletter Out Now

Our December newsletter is out now and it's crammed full of the latest local and national news on cliamte change and environmental issues in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

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Workplace Travel Service Grants Available in Nottingham

Businesses in the Nottingham area can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to help meet the costs of workplace travel improvements, such as electric vehicle charge points, cycle parking, showers, pool bikes, car sharing and car parking management.

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