Oxfordshire Climate Action News and Resources January 2010
Cancun Climate Conference: some perspectives
University of Oxford Environmental Change Institute: http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/research/climate/cop16
Climate Justice: http://www.climate-justice-now.org/tag/foe-foei-cancun-cop16
'Cancun agreement rescues UN credibility but falls short of saving the planet': http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/dec/12/cancun-agreement-rescues-un-credibility
4 degree temperature rise
Four degrees and beyond: the potential for a global temperature increase of 4 degrees and its implications- Mark G. New, Diana M. Liverman, Richard A. Betts, Kevin L. Anderson and Chris C. West (eds).
Articles available at: http://lowcarboncommunities.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11fourdegreesandbeyond1.pdf
One report: two headlines
How does one scientific report generate two entirely contradictory stories and headlines? http://climatedenial.org/2010/12/02/one-report-two-headlines
Science museum gets new atmosphere
The Science Museum in London has just launched a new gallery devoted to climate change. 'Atmosphere' is an interactive gallery devoted to exploring climate science and includes climate games, interactive zones where you can leave your own message for other visitors and an Antarctic ice-core to help explain how scientists investigate climate change.
You don't have to visit the real gallery as there is much material online at: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ClimateChanging/ClimateScienceInfoZone.aspx
Poor People's Energy Outlook 2010
The Poor People's Energy Outlook presents a unique perspective on energy access in developing countries. It reports in unprecedented detail the experiences of energy use and deprivation of people living in poverty.
One Million Climate Jobs
The new report 'sets out how and why the government must create one million climate jobs- in renewable energy, refitting buildings, public transport, industry and education- if we are to solve the economic crises and avoid environmental catastrophe'. http://www.climate-change-jobs.org
Runaway Climate Challenge: Oxfordshire's Community Climate Conference
Presentations from this successful conference are now online here: http://www.cagoxfordshire.org.uk/runaway-climate-challenge. A report will be available early in the New Year.
Community Renewables Finance School
Find a wealth of information online, inclusing new diffusion packs on a number of issues below. Local United have authored a series of 'diffusion packs' to help community organisations set up and run renewables and low carbon projects.
Community Wind: www.carbon.coop/localunited/Community_Wind.pdf
Sustainable Transport: www.carbon.coop/localunited/Sustainable_Transport.pdf
Sustainable Food: www.carbon.coop/localunited/Sustainable_Food.pdf
Community Hydro: www.carbon.coop/localunited/Hydro_Electric.pdf
Household Energy Advisors: www.carbon.coop/localunited/Household_Energy_Advisors.pdf
Community Loans: www.carbon.coop/localunited/Community_Loans.pdf
Anaerobic Digesters: www.carbon.coop/localunited/Anaerobic_Digesters.pdf
Building the Climate Movement from Below workshop in Oxford on Saturday 8 January
Following on from two workshops held in Leeds and London at the end of the year, this meeting will be looking at how climate activists can strengthen their organisations, build alliances and build from the bottom upwards.
Venue: the Old Music hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE.
The workshop is free of charge and to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0207 3244771
Communities and Climate Action Conference: Sunday 16 and Monday 17 January 2011 @ The Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London
The Communities and Climate Action Alliance invites you to join us for a unique action-focused conference on the role for community action in tackling climate change and creating a low-carbon society.
Further info and booking: http://lowcarboncommunities.net/communities-conference
Power Shift- Big Society, Localism and the Environment. The Green Alliance 2011 Conference Thursday 1 February 2011
Key speakers: Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society; Lord Anthony Giddens; Dame Fiona Reynolds, director-general National Trust; Matthew Taylor, CEO RSA
Time: 11am-5pm @ Royal Society, Central London
Thanks to ClimateX for the listings