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GaiaDoc.org has launched a fit for purpose replacement text for #COP21 #Paris2015 Urgent International Draft
EMERGENCY CLIMATE CHANGE PREVENTION CHARTER (CCPC) .pdf
In August 2014, Reading Museum secured a second round of funding from the Happy Museum Project.
Our new project, ‘Where’s Reading Heading?’ looks at the past, present and future development of Reading. It seeks to provoke debate about how Reading will sustain a growing population and build a successful low carbon economy whilst ‘Narrowing the Gaps’ between different sectors in our communities.
Current work being led by the University of Reading, Reading UK CIC and Barton Wilmore, through the Reading 2050 initiative, envisages a smart and sustainable future for Reading. This will involve communities coming together to influence how the town will evolve in the decades ahead.
To promote debate the Museum asked Russell Alsop of local production company Ginger & Pickles to make a short documentary film, drawing together the views and knowledge of a widespread group of Reading people. This has included school pupils, academics, local politicians, business people, ecologists, architects, and residents from our local neighbourhoods.
As part of the project, radio style interviews were conducted. Within them are many views and learnings from experts and active citizens which enabled the film-maker to shape the documentary. You can listen to these on the museum’s SoundCloud (follow the link at the bottom of the page).
We hope our ‘Where’s Reading Heading’ film may encourage you to get involved.
The organisations that took part in the film-making process include:
Each of these local organisations provides opportunities for Reading residents to become active in initiatives influencing Reading’s future environment. Click on the links below to go to their websites and find out more – the LNP and GREN sites also include directories of other local groups.
Call for Stewards
You might have heard of this big climate march we’ve been working on called Time To Act on 7 March.
It’s shaping up to be an exciting day, and as numbers are rising we’re all the more grateful for many more helping hands. This march is going to be owned by the people and made by the people, and to that end we we need a team of people that know how to look really, really good in fluorescent yellow. Naturally, you came to mind.
Please come and join me at a Steward Briefing on Wednesday 4 March at the Basil Jelicoe Community Centre (nearest tube Euston) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
The address is Drummond Crescent, Greater London NW11
It will be an opportunity for us to break into teams with our Lead Stewards and to get an overview of how we’re going to work together on the day, and to answer any questions.
If you haven’t done so already please complete the Steward form so we know you’re up for it. You don’t need to have had masses of stewarding experience before, but you do need to know how to look good in fluorescent yellow. Please ask all your friends.
See you on the 4th, and thanks again!
The Time To Act volunteers team
In our efforts to motivate as many people as possible to leave the car for a day and join in our Car-Free Days, Climate Change Centre Reading (CCCRdg) has taken a huge lap forward by campaigning for Car-Free Days until the end of the year.
Yes, we are proud of announcing CCCRdg supporting the Join the Car-Free Work-Day Bloc @ Time To Act National Climate March!
BREAKING: Please see our press release below, we hope you will find the piece interesting,
Climate Change – It’ s time for decisions now! not waste billions on campaigning.
Join us at the Car-Free Work-Day Bloc on the Time to Act Climate demonstration on 7th March!
12.30pm, Saturday 7th March
Lincoln’s Inn Fields [map]
Nearest tube: Holborn
Let´s work together to help achieve this, it will be an important step in solving and laying a just and fair developing pathway, switching to zero carbon fuels.
Learn about the fossil fuels problems, that causing climate change in our local community and further afield, and what we in the local community are doing, and can do to help tackle such matters.
2015 CHANGE will honour the 2-degree Celsius limit as a limit to safeguard the world environment in Togethernessship 😉
BREAKING: CCCRdg has launched a campaign for a national “Monthly Car-Free Work-Day in the UK” http://media1.tvb-climatechallenge.org.uk/2015/02/CCCRdg-Press-Release_Climate-Change-Centre-Reading55.pdf
A regular car-free work-day in Reading and UK could fuel an International monthly Car-Free Work-Day which could be an astonishing example of traffic development and public realm. Reading has great potential to embrace the sustainable pathway and become a British role-model in climate change (the air is our all urban common) to honour a successful climate change agreement taking place in Paris December 2015.
Every day more and more people are waking up to climate change. What scientists predicted decades ago is happening right now. And we have little time left to advert catastrophe. But those in power have not yet woken up, or are unwilling to act.
On March 7th, two months before the election, we will take to the streets of London in a creative mass action. We will set out clearly what must happen now to cut emissions and build a better future. No more half-hearted promises: it´s Time to Act on Climate change.
Join the Car-Free Work-Day Bloc @ Time To Act National Climate March!
Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/632679746859395/
2015 is a crucial year for the climate. in the UK, we must tell politicians seeking election that there is no mandate for climate-wrecking business as usual. Then at UN talks in Paris in December, governments will come together to strike a deal for the climate.
Our future is at stake.
Find out how you can help:
Welcome to Join our local facebook group “Climate Change Reading”https://www.facebook.com/groups/CCCRdg.community/
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Will your city be the European Green Capital 2017? The Commission has launched its search for the 2017 European Green Capital. The European Green Capital Award recognises cities that are at the forefront of environmentally-friendly urban living. The..
Climate Change Centre Reading
STALL EVENT DAY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE CENTRE READING
Climate Change Centre Reading wants to advance and plan the education of the public on the subject of climate change and reach long term sustainability. We hope a new show room in town centre would be a great source of inspiration for new school projects, business and ours. Placemaking can be an excellent entry point to dealing with climate change. Looking to unlock Reading’s green potential – Driving Readings bid for the 2017 European Green Capital Award.
Where in the high street Reading on the 23rd of May
Please see our press release link here: http://media1.tvb-climatechallenge.org.uk/2014/05/Press-Release_Climate-Change-Centre-Reading33.pdf
Togethernessship – All about Placemaking to be truly inclusive and Safeguarding the future; Habitat III in 2016, which will have the overall aim of contributing to a New Urban / Rural Agenda designed for people and places.
“Consider Climate Change in every action”~Climate Change Centre Reading
A new technology that allows sunlight to heat up the house completely silently, with zero carbon and with minimal running costs are now being developed. With the help of KTH researcher Peter Kjaerboe and many others. This is through the use of glass tiles on the roof, which allows light which can be used as energy to pass through to the fabric layers below.
Glass tiles are the same as conventional roof tiles, except the glass passes light to the fabric substrate.As a result When light passes through the glass and hits the fabric it is converted into heat.The heated air can then either heat the house directly or transferred to the liquid-heat, says Peter Kjaerboe.
The system can be integrated with other energy systems such as district heating, geothermal heating, heat pump, pellet, wood, oil or electric boiler.
Climate Pact member SolTech Energy markets solar power solution, whose life expectancy is estimated to be at least 40 years.
Read more here .
13 January 2014
BBC comments – Cameron urges fracking opponents to ‘get on board’
Councils that back fracking will get to keep more money in tax revenue, David Cameron has said as he urged opponents to “get on board”.
If fracking was the right thing to do Cameron wouldn’t need to offer tax bribes, would he?
Bedrock that has taken millions of years to form – destroyed in moments for a quick profit. And the irony is that some fracking will be done by companies from countries where the practice is banned. We need more research before taking this irreversible step.
What concerns me is the blatent ignorance around this whole subject. Just look at all the comments on this posting. I’m neither for nor against as no one has actually properly explained the pros & cons. But we can’t all keep saying to No Nuclear, No Windfarms, No burning of coal, No Solar Farms, No fracking, we need proper debate and leadership based on facts not emotion.
Total is investing in u.k. franking because France has rejected it outright. What does that tell you !!
This is a flagrant abuse of the taxation system. A council’s obligations & duty of care to those living in its area won’t change, so altering its funding on such a flimsy pretext is outrageous – whatever you think about fracking!
David Cameron is a threat to the British public.
It seems clear that we do not know what irreversible damage fracking might cause. If multinational corporations, and a Conservative government, were not promoting it, we might be able to believe what the scientists say. As it is, we can’t. This is short-term profit and long-term risk. If it were about fuel security, we would be exploiting sustainable resources. Shale gas is not sustainable.
In addition to the obvious conflict of interests this corrupt government is engendering one notes that Total cannot destroy the French environment as fracking in illegal there. But hey, come over to the UK, the Tories will sell anything they can get away with and will help you profit at the expense of the British people and environment. You live in a corporatocracy dressed as a liberal democracy.
Lets all club together to get a licenses to frack in Chipping Norton, near Chequers, Windsor and Sandringham. If they are rejected … then we know for sure / conclusively that there is something wrong with fracking.
Fracking in the USA has resulted in gagging orders.
This in itself is an infringement on freedom of speach.
If fracking companies had nothing to hide, then why the gagging orders?
The French have banned fracking.
Pumping carsagenic chemicals into the ground will seep into the water table.
Councils of the UK. Beware the poisoned apple you being offered.
Is this just not bribery?
Council funds cut by reduced parking charges and austerity measures will need to fill the gap.
tempting them with revenue from fracking is perverse to say the least.
Let’s hope the local council leaders take the correct advise from specialists rather than seeing ‘££££’ signs appearing infront of their eyes.
As most councils are short of money this could be an easy way out without looking into all apsects of fracking
The sooner the left wing open toed sandal brigade understand this, the better.
Just grow up.
There’s a pile of evidence to illustrate environmental concerns over fracking and a proper debate is needed.
You may not care a less about the environment, others do.
13TH JANUARY 2014 – 10:38
All our energy needs could met and then some, by investing in insulation, solar panels on virtually every roof, more off shore wind, tidal power, combined heat and power… the solutions are all there. But the ruling class wouldn’t tolerate the people being dependent from the state-corporate alliance for energy, it’s far more profitable to give the Earth an enema and continue ‘business as usual’
Blackmail & corruption is truly wonderful isn’t it?
Once they’ve dug these fracking wells, they turn their drills horizontally and can drill for 2-3 miles in every direction, blasting rock with high pressure mains water(expect water prices to increase and become scarce). They could be drilling right under your house and you don’t even know it! Or under an entire town!
Water gets everywhere, just ask a plumber, and this is HIGHLY TOXIC water.
Cracking is a terrible idea. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that pumping large quantities of water and chemicals into the ground is going to cause problems.
Another case of short term financial gain setting the stage.
The downside of 5-year gov is no one wants to care beyond the 5-year mark. Fracking creates jobs, but at what cost? Smoking create jobs too – look where that got us. Legalising drugs will also create jobs.
The gov hires PR companies to look at which short term plan the people are more likely to swallow and then jump on it.
When it goes wrong, we won’t get the truth – just years of finger pointing.
1. Bribery, pure and simple. I bet that councils which refuse get their grants cut.
2. So much for the “greenest government ever”.
3. I note it’s Total, a French company. Fracking is banned in France.
CCCRdg has just launched a new facebook page. This is a test to see how many likes we can receive 2014 locally from our businesses, the community, the Government, local government and education.
The purpose with this is as always to increase our contact area and to flag the green card.
Please “Like” us by visiting our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CCCRdg
(Our milestone target is 3000 “Likes” for Berkshire, keep track on us)
All your connections are welcome to join the LinkedIn group – Climate Change Centre Reading
“Consider Climate Change in every action”~Climate Change Centre Reading