Climate UK E-news Dec 2016

In this edition we reflect on the current (somewhat depressing) year for climate change in te UK despite some major breakthroughs, including the entering into force of the Paris Agreement, less than one year after it was brokered in Paris, the second UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and the rise of solar PV - generating more electricity than coal over the summer for the first time.

 

Our news round up includes stories from the North West (a new case study about the impacts of Storm Desmond in December 2015 on social care services in the Lancaster area), progress in tackling London's growing problem of overheating, a new opportunity for sustainable drainage in Northern Ireland, a new 'Climate Ready Clyde' learning programme in Glasgow, a Mental Health and Sustainability conference in Birmingham and a huge new community solar farm in Nottinghamshire.

 

Plus - a call to action to take part in a Europe-wide survey (from the University of Leeds, one of the partners in the SECTEUR project) which will help inform a new climate change information service starting in 2018 providing quality assured information on the past, present and future of Europe's climate.

 

E-Newsletter Edition 7