Climate emergency

Climate crisis hits ‘worst-case scenario’ as flooding risk continues in Cambs

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The Environment Agency chief said it was time the government put as much effort into tackling the climate emergency as Covid

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CUILS: ‘The Challenges Facing International Criminal Law’

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Hosted by the Cambridge University International Law Society. Can we use international criminal law to tackle the climate emergency? What changes could be made to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to improve how it functions? Will the new U.S. President Joe Biden change America’s hostile stance to the ICC? These…

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Council continues to take strides towards net zero carbon emissions

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Reference:  Date:  Thu, 02/11/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council’s commitment to reaching net zero carbon emissions has been illustrated by the green goals it has reached this year. Following the declaration of a climate emergency, the Council created an Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan which set out the authority’s top 20 actions for tackling…

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Council relaunches Ideas Forum for residents ahead of next Climate Change Action Plan

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Date:  Wed, 01/06/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council is relaunching its Ideas Forum to give residents an opportunity to submit their thoughts on how the council could reduce their carbon emissions and boost the natural environment. The relaunch allows residents to submit their ideas ahead of the creation of the council’s second annual Climate Change Action…

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Comberton Village College tackles environmental issues in week-long ‘climate emergency’

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A ‘climate emergency’ week has been declared all this week at Comberton Village College.

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Balancing the carbon budget – how local scientists are tackling the climate emergency

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Headquartered at UEA, the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research is doing vital work on one of the most pressing issues of our time. Charles Bliss spoke to executive director Asher Minns about how scientific study conducted at Norwich Research Park is helping the world to understand global warming and how we might adapt to…

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‘Gross dereliction of duty’ – council’s long-awaited climate policy criticised

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A Norfolk council that has again refused to declare a state of climate emergency has seen its environment policy criticised as “a gross dereliction of duty”.

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Council to discuss long-awaited climate change strategy

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A Norfolk council with the third-highest district carbon footprint in the country is set to discuss its plans to reduce emissions – after refusing several times to declare a state of climate emergency.

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‘Disappointing’ – council leader planning to scrap climate role criticised

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The leader of a council which has repeatedly refused to declare a climate emergency plans to scrap a cabinet role with responsibility for the environment.

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Funding for Environment and Climate Change Strategy approved

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Date:  Thu, 07/23/2020 The Finance and Assets Committee has tonight unanimously approved an annual budget of £100,000 to deliver the 20 commitments set out in the councils’ Environment and Climate Change Strategy.  Following the declaration of a climate emergency in October 2019, the Council adopted its first Environment and Climate Change Strategy Action Plan as…

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