Towards the end of this summer’s little heatwave, I popped into the Sydney Street Sainsbury’s hoping to restock with ice cream. But I was out of luck. Their refrigeration system had failed, and the staff were hard at work removing all the chilled and frozen foods. The shelves were bare. This is a distressing waste […]
As the coronavirus virus spreads worryingly from China into Europe, it is a useful reminder for those responding to the Climate Emergency of what the word “emergency” really implies. It touches everything. Firstly when something is genuinely seen as an emergency, things that were previously seen as “impossible”, rapidly become possible. Governments and authorities discover […]
This is the full text of Meredith Bowles’ excellent call for leadership and action at the “Big Debate” on the Local Plan, held by Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service on 18/2/20
The legally binding Climate Act requires the UK to have Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and Cambridge City Council and South Cambs councils have both signed up to this. “Net Zero” is a big challenge, because it’s not just about using renewables for electricity generation: it means that all the greenhouse gas emissions […]
Cambridge City Council declared a climate emergency on 21 February – about 250 days ago – and you might reasonably ask, “so what’s changed since then?” Well, very little that most of us can see. Hopefully the City Council are busy working on a host of initiatives which will be announced shortly. Just in case […]
The decision by leading politicians on the City Council to aim at a 2030 target for removing carbon pollution is a big step forward. It follows a declaration from the council that Cambridge faces a “climate emergency”.