To keep yourself informed
The Committee on Climate Change – Independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change
Carbon Brief – Sign up for their daily e-mail! UK based. Provides a rundown of climate change news in the press.
Skeptical Science – Check up on the science. Excellent list of nearly 200 “Climate Myths” with scientific explanations at 3 levels.
Future Today – Solar solutions company + charity SolarAid
Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales
Rebecca Willis – how politicians work in relation to climate crisis.
The Climate Reality Project – Al Gore Inconvenient Truth and Inconvenient sequel
Future Learn – Short online courses on Climate change, Sustainability, Food Technology, Ecology & Agriculture
Plastics and the circular economy
Wrap – (easy to understand)
Business and carbon
Jeremy Leggett’s Future Today slideshow files (all free to download and use)
Food & CO2 – BBC interactive page which lets you look up the carbon implications of various foods you eat
The practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint (that actually work)
WIRED UK “Want to know how to reduce your carbon footprint? It’s more complicated than you may imagine”
“Boris Johnson loves [Piers] Corbyn” – You simply couldn’t make it up!
Energy4all has grown to become a family of 26 independent renewable energy co-operatives. They have 13,250 individual members and have created 30MW of electricity capacity
The UK’s failure to take the climate crisis seriously
Local government action
Report from Hampshire County Council Business Services on Sustainability Initiatives … (Encouraging, but doesn’t tackle Hampshire’s biggest issues of emissions from homes and vehicles.)
East Hampshire District Local Plan 2017-2036 SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL INTERIM SCOPING REPORT
(Contains the following Sustainability Objective on p88 … “Support reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, including through the use of sustainable forms of transport, particularly in rural areas. Reduce the need to travel by car and shorten the length and duration of journeys”)
Fast Forward Oxfordshire – How Oxford can move ‘fast forward’ to a safe zero-carbon future. It covers homes and settlements, transport, work, energy, food and nature.
Ashden – They run an awards scheme and have a Climate Action Co-benefits toolkit.
Local Government Association (LGA) – They are a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government.
Other local leadership and action websites
The Tyndall Centre is a partnership of universities bringing together researchers from the social and natural sciences and engineering to develop sustainable responses to climate change. They provide evidence to inform society’s transition to a sustainable low-carbon and climate-resilient future.
Climate Just is a free webtool for public service providers designed to: Identify who is vulnerable to climate change and fuel poverty and why. Just 2 includes flooding data.
The Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) is about translating climate policy into action ‘on the ground’ to bring about transformative change. Click on the panel labelled “Find your Place” then “Select a Local Authority” – (places not in alphabetical order!) East Hampshire
Campaign for Better Transport has a vision for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment.
Transport Action Network is a new organisation set up in 2019 with funding from the Foundation for Integrated Transport. Its purpose is to help support people and groups press for more sustainable transport in England and Wales.
Transition network is a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.
See also AVLAN – Alton & Villages Local Action for Nature and Facebook page.
Plantlife – Wild flowers from the open spaces of our nature reserves to the corridors of government, works nationally and internationally to raise their profile, celebrate their beauty and to protect their future.
Froyle wildlife group was formed in 2014 partly as a follow on to a Parish Plan idea for a wildlife club. It aims to encourage awareness of local biodiversity and to enhance it. Anyone with an interest in wildlife is welcome to join.