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UK carbon emissions: where do they come from and how have they changed? 7 February 2012 [1] topic, topic

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Emissions fell in Scotland by 7% in 2009, mainly due to the impact of the recession and a reduction in economic output. Emissions are however likely to have risen in 2010, as a result of the cold temperatures at the start and end of 2010, and due to increased economic activity. 31 January [2] topic

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Ramblers rejoice as first stretch of coast path becomes a reality, 26 January [3] topic, place

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16 pubs closing every week. Government needs to do more to protect ‘community pubs’, ippr, 24 Jan 2012 [4] topic

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Climate Change Risk Assessment "compelling evidence.. of the need to increase our resilience." Government announce National Adaptation Programme, 26 January [5] topic
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References

  1. guardian.co.uk, 7 February 2012
  2. theccc.org.uk, 31 January 2012
  3. ramblers.org.uk, 26 January 2012
  4. ippr.org, 24 Jan 2012
  5. defra.gov.uk, 26 January 2012


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"Participation is ranked 3rd (out of 97) and is well supported across all organisational types. Given the prominence of this concept, turning it into meaningful initiatives and outcomes in the Rio process will be vital." Rio+20: Analysis of Zero Draft Submissions, January 2012 [1]

Henderson Waves, Singapore

The Greening of Singapore, 14 January [2]

Cheser Zoo, England

Jane Goodall Institute: Saving Trees and Chimpanzees While Improving Health, 1/11/12 [3] topic

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Rio 2012 - Zero draft of the outcome document published, January 2012 [4]

Sunset at the rowing pond

World cities say: 'Hear us!', New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg champions a major role for cities at Rio+20, Jan. 03 [5]
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References

  1. stakeholderforum.org, p.6, January 2012
  2. singaporesojourn.blogspot.com, 14 January 2012
  3. janegoodall.org, 1/11/12
  4. uncsd2012.org, January 2012
  5. charlotteobserver.com, Jan. 03, 2012


2012

2011

Trinity Church, Bristol

Bristol becomes a City of Sanctuary, 2 September [1] As of September 2011 Bradford, Chester, Coventry, Glasgow, Hackney, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Swansea and Wakefield have City of Sanctuary status

2010

Tyne Bridge - Newcastle1

Newcastle, assessed by Forum for the Future as top amongst Britain’s most sustainable cities for the second year running, and Leicester, in second place, are outpacing rivals Brighton, Bristol and London. "But all five have set themselves ambitious targets and are guided by long-term visions of how to improve life for their citizens by reducing their impact on the environment and seizing new opportunities in the green economy." 18 Oct [2] topic, place

Bristol falls to fourth place but retains the top spot in the quality of life basket, with a low unemployment rate, highly skilled and qualified residents, and improving school standards.

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Bristol City Council e-Participatory budgeting Pilot Goes Live, 29-03-2010 [3] place

2009

  • Redcliffe Carbon Challenge, Bristol: a local school will become a low-carbon community hub.

2007

  • Brighton and Hove rated as the most sustainable city in Britain, by Forum for the Future, October 20 [5] The UK’s 20 largest cities were assessed according to three criteria – their ‘environmental impact', ‘quality of life’ and ‘future proofing’. Brighton and Hove as the most sustainable city is followed by Edinburgh in second place and Bristol in third. Liverpool comes bottom of the list, after Hull in 18th place and Birmingham in 19th. Forum for the Future intend to measure these indicators year-on-year. topic



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References

  1. positivenews.org.uk, 2 September 2011
  2. Forum for the Future, 18 Oct 2010
  3. delib blog, 29-03-2010
  4. Department of Energy and Climate Change, July 17, 2009
  5. Forum for the Future, October 20
  6. Demos, July 19

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