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Emergency Warning

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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 […]

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Planning for the Future

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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 […]

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Aiming at 2030

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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”.