Our questions to Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) is, Where are WBC on addressing the SDGs and rolling out it’s 169 targets in a public campaign in Wokingham and greater Berkshire to all its local residents? How will civil society support the enhanced implementation plan of ‘the Goals‘ in their local community?
The commitment to which the Government signed up in September 2015, the UK Government is firmly committed to delivering the Goals. Greener Wokingham could take a lead on this.
#QuestforEmpathy – Rupert Read (full episode) (Rupert Read is an author, teacher and spokesperson for the socio-political movement Extinction Rebellion. His latest book is “This Civilisation Is Finished.”) #CLIMATEEMERGENCY
Extinction Rebellion’s spokesperson Dr Rupert Read is appeared on the podcast show The Quest for Global Empathy 18/09/19 @ 5pm BST.
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BREAKING The BIG MELT has begun. With the recent ongoing widespread and catastrophic melting it’s likely through the period 2019-26 that all white has vanished. From 12 years reporting on #GlobalHeating.
12 years ago, “What will happen when all the white is gone?” Since WWII our #OnePlanet had 60 years of toxic pollution (1945-2005), plus 60 years of changing climate (1975-2035), on top we experience 60 years of climate disasters (2005-2065).
Earth to set global #DRR standard for Climate Disaster Governance by showing #ClimateAmbition leadership and beyond. Emphasis on relentless #ClimateDisaster, inaction will have unimaginable costs.
#Kuwait high temperature up to 63 c outdoors and 52.2 c in the shade.
Recently, Kuwait experienced heatwave high temperature up to 63 c outdoors and 52.2 c in which the umbrella came out to remind the public, especially the children and elderly, avoid coming out in the informing and there are 1 fatalities from heatstroke from the impact of hot weather. The Ministry of energy reveals that there is a high power of electricity to 14360 Megawatt per day. Increase 3.5 per cent
From the highest temperature record ever recorded in the world is at 56.7 Death Valley, Furnace Creek Ranch, California Year 1913 the latest world organisation meteorological organisation is doing the verification of the confirm if this is a new record.
Implementing the #SendaiFramework urging everyone to check out the new Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) #GAR2019 report –
What a successful GP2019 with GAR2019 sending out a clear message on climate related disasters. The world terminology is moving from “climate change” to “climate crisis”, global warming to “global heating” etc. Antarctica worlds first haemorrhaging disaster > SHOCK
That this House declares an environment and climate emergency following the finding of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change that to avoid a more than 1.5°C rise in global warming, global emissions would need to fall by around 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching net zero by around 2050; recognises the devastating impact that volatile and extreme weather will have on UK food production, water availability, public health and through flooding and wildfire damage; notes that the UK is currently missing almost all of its biodiversity targets, with an alarming trend in species decline, and that cuts of 50 per cent to the funding of Natural England are counterproductive to tackling those problems; calls on the Government to increase the ambition of the UK’s climate change targets under the Climate Change Act 2008 to achieve net zero emissions before 2050, to increase support for and set ambitious, short-term targets for the roll-out of renewable and low carbon energy and transport, and to move swiftly to capture economic opportunities and green jobs in the low carbon economy while managing risks for workers and communities currently reliant on carbon intensive sectors; and further calls on the Government to lay before the House within the next six months urgent proposals to restore the UK’s natural environment and to deliver a circular, zero waste economy.
Today the House must declare an environment and climate emergency. We have no time to waste. We are living in a climate crisis that will spiral dangerously out of control unless we take rapid and dramatic action now. This is no longer about a distant future; we are talking about nothing less than the irreversible destruction of the environment within the lifetimes of Members.
Young people know this. They have the most to lose. A few weeks ago, like many other Members on both sides of the House, I was deeply moved to see the streets outside Parliament filled with colour and the noise of children chanting “Our planet, our future”. For someone of my generation, it was inspiring but also humbling that children felt that they had to leave school to teach us adults a lesson. The truth is that they are ahead of the politicians on this, the most important issue of our time. We are witnessing an unprecedented upsurge of climate activism, with groups such as Extinction Rebellion forcing the politicians in this building to listen. For all the dismissive and offensive column inches that the protesters have provoked, they are a massive and, I believe, very necessary wake-up call. Today we have the opportunity to say, “We hear you.”
OPEN LETTER: This afternoon, Tuesday the 23rd April, Greta Thunberg spoke at a special meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change at 2pm, in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House and all MPs are invited to attend… #Education
I do not want to declare a Climate Emergency, that ship has already sailed and now even the deniers are in agreement, after Sir David Attenborough spelled it out clearly to all humanity in his most recent hard hitting documentary on #BBC1, that we have less than a decade to mitigate the greenhouse gasses that are heating up our planet at a rate that is well beyond all the legal agreements our governments have signed up to in both the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.
No, I want to talk about a Climate Change Teacher in Every School! A joint partnership, set up between a #UK based education company, Harwood Education and the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UNITAR; UN CC:Learn) has created an innovative solution that will ensure every child receives the very best climate change learning that the UN has created. They have launched the Climate Change Teacher Course on World #EarthDay in the United Kingdom. This trial launch has been sponsored by YPO, they need at least 80 Teachers to sign-up and do the easy audio/visual online course that, when completed, will leave those teachers accredited as the very first Climate Change Teachers in the World, and these teachers will be at the forefront of delivering climate change literacy to all the pupils that attend the schools they teach in.
While global attention has been directed to various climate campaigns, this new Climate Change Teachers Course and its accompanying UN:eduCCate Programme are pioneering Climate Literacy here in the UK first, before they scale up to every school worldwide.
I would also ask you, as an MP of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second’s Government, if you would be interested in taking part in this groundbreaking trial of the Climate Change Teacher Course, that is fully accredited by the One UN Climate Learn Partnership, yourself? Surely every MP should know all the facts about Climate Change:
The Legal Framework
Climate Change and Cities
Climate Change and Health
Climate Change and Gender
Climate Change and Science
Plus all the scientific facts on GHGs (Greenhouse Gasses for those MPs that don’t yet know this) and #SDGs (our Government signed the United Kingdom up to the Sustainable Development Goals but most of us are unaware of the fact that we have not achieved nearly any of the goals they signed our country up to!).
Today, Tuesday 23 April, MPs had the opportunity to hear #GretaThunberg speak at a special meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change at 2pm, in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House. As an MP I am asking you to please listen. More than 1.5 million children and young people worldwide attended the #schoolstrikes for climate in March – a global movement which started with just one child, Greta Thunberg.
Young people, including myself, across the UK continue monthly strikes, demanding action on climate change, But I want to go one step further and I want to demand that we have one Climate Change Teacher in Every School!
We desperately need Climate Change Teachers qualified to deliver the UN:educcate Programme, which delivers more than 500 lessons, all based on the current school curriculum but with Climate Change Literacy at their core in every class-room.
We know that our youth will enter the work force which will need them to be climate change literate and able to strive through social innovation.
Not just for future generations but for those in countries such as Mozambique, already suffering the impacts of climate change today.
They tell us that much more needs to be done and much faster.
Don’t we all agree we have an urgency and it is our responsibility to listen and act?
I would be very grateful if you could let me know if you will be participating.
This is an opportunity for all teachers, teaching assistants, absolutely anybody working in a school in this country and educating our youth, to become climate change literate, confident to share climate change best practices. We must ensure that these specialist teachers join a global network of 200,000 scientists, #policy makers, researchers and practitioners from 190+ countries that have acquired the same essentials and therefore understand more of how and why climate change is happening, as well as the mitigation and adaptation we need to deliver to halt the rise in temperature immediately.
We need a Climate Change Teacher in Every School so that they can go on to share their newly acquired knowledge with all students now that we are at one of the most critical points in our species’ existence because we all know that this is a #ClimateEmergency and we want action not words but real, tangible, useful action now.
I look forward to meeting you all at the All Parliamentary Group on Climate Change Event today, to discuss the above with you, in person.
Hannah-Jane Kento, 11 Years Old, Year 7A, Hitchin Girls School, Hertfordshire
I’m a Boston Rebellion, in #Togethernessship with millions against sitting #localgov. PD’s call out Climate Disaster Emergency – By doing so we, ‘the people’s demands’ (PD’s) globally call all town and city councils, municipalities to align all planning and decision making in harmony with the natural Earth comeback, with the Ecological Precautionary principle. Instead of planners and decision makers wreaking the planet with outdated and unsustainable ruling – rogue urban development. From 2020 these acts will be considered as criminal and those responsible will be held to account.
First all towns and cities to recognise the “CITIZENS’UNIVERSAL DECLARATION*” implementing urgently needed energy transition plans to shift, from fossil fuels to renewable energy without delay, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at once. Stop relying on fossil fuels and initiate an urgent shift to a carbon-neutral society without any further delay.