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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]

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The Greening of Singapore, 14 January [2]

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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]

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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


  • 33 year old Windmill Hill City Farm in Bristol, England, saved, December 21 [1]
  • Wiltshire Council overwhelmingly rejects motion to withdraw the local authority from a national initiative to tackle climate change, September 16 [2] Result of the vote: 85 councillors reiterated support for action on climate change, compared to only 6 who wanted the council to withdraw. The councillors were calling for Wiltshire Council to remove itself from the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change arguing against "a widely disputed theory that industrial mankind causes global warming." Over 300 councils have so far signed the Declaration which commits councils and their partners to systematically address the causes of climate change and to prepare their community for its impacts. The motion was proposed by nine councillors. topic
  • Redcliffe Carbon Challenge, Bristol: a local school will become a low-carbon community hub.
  • Transition Together, Totnes: Expansion of the successful scheme to promote low-carbon lifestyles within local communities.
  • Sidmouth Carbon Challenge, Devon: a project based at the local school, with students acting as low-carbon leaders in the community.
  • Marlborough Climate Pledge, Wiltshire: Local householders join together and pledge to take action on climate change.
  • River Power Millers, Mendip, Somerset: installs micro-hydroelectric turbines in disused water mills, providing clean, local energy.
  • Westbury Bypass rejected by DCLG, July 2 [4]



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References

  1. City Farmer News, December 21, 2009
  2. Friends of the Earth, September 16, 2009
  3. Department of Energy and Climate Change, July 17, 2009
  4. Campaign for Better Transport, July 2, 2009
  5. Campaign to Protect Rural England, March 18 2009

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