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Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) online resources

CAT is an 'educational charity dedicated to researching and communicating positive solutions for environmental change'.

They have lots of online resources, including fun wildlife activities for your family. Check them out here.

They have newly developed webinars that cover topics relating to sustainability and the climate emergency. 

You can watch recordings of past webinars and more here.  

Climate Reframe Project

The Climate Reframe  project aims to highlight some of the best Black, Brown, Asian, People of Colour and UK based Indigenous Peoples who are climate experts, campaigners and advocates living and working in the UK.

The project aims to make it easier for media, funders, conferences and campaigns to find them and strengthen their work. 

If you would like to view this resource in its entirety, please click here.

#TheTimeIsNow Virtual Lobby and 2040 film:

National News In brief  (July 2020):

  • On June 30th, The Climate Coalition made history with the first ever virtual lobby of Parliament: https://bit.ly/2DfUQND
     
  • 2040 is a visionary film with a positive view of the world in 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to improve our planet now. It is available buy and rent online in the UK and Ireland: https://bit.ly/2ZJQWUV 

Climate Change Committee ('CCC') Publishes Progress Report to Parliament

 

On June 25th, the Climate Change Committee ('CCC'), the Government's own climate advisers, published their Progress Report to Parliament. This year’s report provides advice to the UK Government on securing a green and resilient recovery to COVID-19.
 
The Committee asks the government to redouble its efforts and expands on its May 2020 advice to the UK Prime Minister in which it set out the principles for building a resilient recovery. 

  • It urges the Government to focus over the next 12 months on:
  • Low-carbon retrofits and buildings that are fit for the future
  • Tree planting, peatland restoration, and green infrastructure
  • Energy networks must be strengthened
  • Infrastructure to make it easy for people to walk, cycle, and work remotely
  • Moving towards a circular economy.

You can view the report here

Chancellor Set To Announce £3bn Green Investment Package

 
On Wednesday (8th July), Rishi Sunak is set to announce a £3bn green investment package to cut carbon emissions. The plan aims to tackle UK’s poorly insulated homes, decarbonise public buildings, and create tens of thousands of new ‘green’ jobs.

This will include a £2bn Green Homes Grant scheme through which homeowners will be able to apply for vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements. The government are commiting to pay at least two-thirds of the cost. 

However, campaigners say Rishi Sunak’s plans does not go far enough when compared to Germany (£36bn) and France (£13.5bn).

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