MARCH 24, 2021 -Centre for Alternative Technology, UK
Around three-quarters of local authorities in the UK have already declared a climate emergency. CAT’s Anna Bullen and Anthony Hurford look at how to move beyond declarations towards effective action.
BY MARY ANNE HITT | DEC 22 2020
Last fall, I gave a Zoom lecture to a class of undergraduate students at the University of Puget Sound about the path forward on energy and climate justice. I always go into these presentations with some trepidation, because I know that many young people are overwhelmed by despair about climate change, and I want to be clear about what’s at stake without adding to their anxiety.
Financial companies are increasingly being recognized — by their clients, shareholders, regulators, and the general public — as climate actors, with a responsibility to mitigate their climate impact. For the banks highlighted in this report, the last year has brought a groundswell of activism demanding banks cut their fossil fuel financing
The Blue Communities Project encourages municipalities and Indigenous communities to support the idea of a water commons framework, recognizing that water is a shared resource for all.
Initiatives in the US
Drawdown Georgia is the first state-centered effort to crowdsolve for climate change, with 20 high impact solutions that are tailored to Georgia’s unique natural, economic and social resources.
Project Drawdown’s theory of change is based on scaling the best solutions we have today. Each Drawdown Georgia solution has a strong track record and is market ready. Scaling the solution to the level we need to reach by 2030 is both achievable and cost competitive.
Office of Sustainability The City of Oberlin, Ohio is committed to reducing community wide greenhouse gas emissions below zero, while striving to balance the environmental social and economic interests of the Oberlin community. The City developed and adopted a Climate Action Plan in 2011. The 2011 plan set systematic goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in 2015, 75% by 2030 and below 100% by 2050.