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Air Pollution in Derby and other Green Forum matters

The Derby Green Forum was held on Thursday 25 May 2017 and was attended by 33 people, from a wide variety of backgrounds. Three councillors were there (the Deputy Leader of the Council – Martin Rawson, Lucy Care and the new mayor – John Whitby (who said that his priority was promoting all green agenda) along with a number a number of officers from Derby City Council.

The notes for the meeting can be accessed by clicking here  Derby Green Forum Minutes 25 May 2017.

Air Pollution was the principal item . The map, shown above, shows the relationship between traffic and air pollution. This has been taken from the presentation by Karl Suschitzky’s,  from the City Council  Environmental Protection team. This is merely a screen shot from the Council’s public mapping portal which is available for access by anyone at the following address: http://maps.derby.gov.uk/  then you need to use the ‘choose an option’ drop downs in the top left corner to select ‘environment and protection’ and then select the ‘air quality management areas’ layer. Helpfully, you can zoom in on any specific location to look at the air quality in more detail in specific areas. Continue reading Air Pollution in Derby and other Green Forum matters

Derby Green Forum

derby_Green_Forum_22nov2016_eflyerDerby Climate Coalition, in partnership with Derby City Council, is setting up a quarterly forum where individuals and organisations can discuss green matters related to Derby – including green and renewable energy supply, sustainable transportation, buildings and planning issues.

This is meeting at the Council House at 6.30 pm on Tuesday November the 22nd.

Please come along and join the discussion! Book your free seat by clicking on this link: https://derby_green_forum_nov2.eventbrite.co.uk

Agenda items so far include:

  • Air pollution in Derby
  • Bike hire scheme

European Funded low energy project for Businesses

Let us know if you have any items for the agenda by emailing derbyclimatecoalition@gmail.comderby_Green_Forum_22nov2016_eflyer

Hoping to see you

Martin Rawson Deputy Leader of Derby City Council

Peter Robinson  Chair of Derby Climate Coalition

More than 1,000 people take part in an anti-fracking rally, in York,

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More than 1,000 people from across the North and including 8 supporters of Derby climate coalition, united to take part in an anti-fracking rally, in York, where they marched from Clifford’s Tower to the city’s minster. (See this link on BBC news) Continue reading More than 1,000 people take part in an anti-fracking rally, in York,

Don’t Waste Billions Of £s On Nuclear Power

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Greenpeace are calling upon people to sign the following petition:
      To: Chancellor Philip Hammond
      CC: Theresa May, Prime Minister
“Don’t waste billions of pounds building a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. Please invest government spending in renewable energy instead.”

Please click on this link and sign the petition.

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Feeling the Heat & Wildlife

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PUBLIC MEETING

7:00 pm Wednesday June 8,

St Peter’s Centre, St Peters Street,

Derby, DE1 1NN

As climate chaos takes hold, wildlife in Derbyshire, across the UK and globally, faces unprecedented challenges.

This illustrated talk by Tim Birch – Conservation Manager for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust will examine the threats to our wildlife in Derbyshire and the UK from climate change and what can be done to help it cope and survive as the heat gets turned up.

He will also explore the implications for wildlife and climate legislation if we decide to pull-out of the European Union.

The event is free but there will be a collection. Refreshments will be available. Click here for the Facebook event link and let us know if you can help involve sympathetic organisations. They are welcome to have a stall and an input.

 

Sceptical about climate change? Just consider December’s weather

We think this article from Tuesday’s Independent is rather fine:Silk Mill flooding

As flooded homes painfully dry out, we should reflect and wake up to the broader truth, based not on computer predictions but the evidence in front of us, that we are entering a new climatic age.

Public perception of a changing world is sometimes slow to materialise, unless it is jolted by exceptionally violent events. Once the first atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945 there was no doubt that humanity was in a different place; and similarly, the fall of New York’s twin towers in September 2001 unmistakably signalled a new world order.  Continue reading Sceptical about climate change? Just consider December’s weather

Paris and what next?

you are re invited to attend:

Paris and what next?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 6:00 PM7:00 PM

Peter, Adrian, David and Leon return from the Paris Climate Talks. Hear what they have to say. Help us decide waht to do next. Some mince pies and mulled wine might be available so let us know if you can make it. We are meeting in room 11, no need to sign in.   A short Steering Group Meeting will be held at 5.45.  All welcome.

Click here to REGISTER.

Derby Council House

Corporation Street

Derby, England DE1 2FS

Question to Derby City Council about pension fund investments in Fossil Fuels

We are putting the following question to the full meeting of the Council on 6 pm, 25 November 2015.Divest_derbyshire

Considering that 80% of all known fossil fuels must stay in the ground to avoid warming by more than 2 degrees as well as the need to ensure Pension funds are not left in these potentially stranded assets, will the Council recommend that the Derbyshire County Council Pension Fund

  • Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels?
  • Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

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Chair of Independent Committee on Climate Change speaks in Derby

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On Thursday November the 5th John Selwyn Gummer – now Lord Deben – addressed a meeting of more than 100 people at Derby Cathedral.  An outspoken voice on climate change, Lord Deben chairs the Independent Committee on Climate Change and will be representing the UK at the Paris 2015 conference.

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