A round-up from the North West Climate Change Partnership of recent key reports and resources that have emerged around climate change mitigation and resilience.
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A few key resources have recently been produced by other UK Climate Change Partnerships. We have a round-up below.
The theme for this meeting focused on ‘Future Climate Scenarios and Resilience Planning’ and covered critical issues including; what is the latest climate change research, what does this mean for the North West, and how are we responding?
DECC and Climate UK are running a series of four events this summer to generate discussion on the costs, benefits, impacts and opportunities of renewable energy. The aim of the events is to improve understanding in order to enable positive and proactive action to be taken that recognises the needs of local areas.
Local health and wellbeing in a changing climate
Building preparedness for people, services and communities
Renewable energy is powering forward in the UK, according to the 2012 update to the Renewable Energy Roadmap published in December 2012 by Energy Secretary Edward Davey.
Significant progress has been made on the rollout of renewable energy across the United Kingdom from July 2011 to July 2012, including:
Four North West projects will be receiving £1 million to create a greener and more sustainable future. The projects are among 12 community schemes across England, awarded under the Big Lottery Fund’s Communities Living Sustainably programme, which aims to inspire people to adapt the way they live and work and connect together to reap financial, environmental and health gains.
A new report from the Committee on Climate Change has found that Greenhouse Gas Emissions fell by 7% over the last year. However only 0.8% of this can be linked directly to implementation of carbon lowering measures, and the rate of underlying progress is only a quarter of what’s needed to meet future carbon budgets.
Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, announced recently that he wants “nothing less than a community energy revolution”. To help him achieve this, Co-operatives UK and the Co-operative Group have published a Community Energy Manifesto, which sets out what government needs to do to make sure that communities can own, and profit from, energy generation and saving.