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Climate Change Forum 181019

 The County Times - Climate Change Forum


SOME CLIMATE SOLUTIONS from the Climate Change Forum - 18th October 2019

  • Where there is a will - there is a way! 

    INTRODUCTION – Geoff Barnard Greening Steyning and South East Climate Alliance (SECA) Steering Committee member 

    • Count your carbon footprint - "until you measure it you can't manage it" see eg http://www.carbonindependent.org/index.html 
    • Make your money count – cut consumer spending, divestment from fossil fuel companies for investments, pension funds, etc. 
    • Make your vote count – exert political pressure 

    COUNTRYSIDE – Kia Trainor Director Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), Sussex 

    • Flying – fly less 
    • Food – eat local food and produce and eat less meat 
    • Feet – walk more, use your car less, invest in electric cars 

    FARMING – Peter Knight Arun to Adur Cluster Farmers Group, Estate Manager of the Norfolk Estate 

    • Support better land management – it is the only sector that can deliver positive environmental gain for society 
    • Support farmer led groups (eg the Arun-Adur Group) - these have huge potential to deliver support services that are needed 

    ENVIRONMENT – Tony Whitbread President of the Sussex Wildlife Trust 

    • Rebuild nature networks – it works at every scale, make space and time for nature 
    • Support local products – use local fuel, food, furniture, etc. 
    • Political influence – lobby governments and authorities 

    COMMUNITIES – Carrie Cort Al Gore Climate Reality Leader and Founder Sussex Green Living & Horsham Repair Café. 

    • Refuse – say NO to things you don't need, no to plastics, straws etc. 
    • Repair/remake/reuse – get creative with ‘stuff’ we already have around us. Say NO to new! 
    • Renewables – change our houses, businesses, cars (to EV), switch to clean renewable energy 


Al Gore Climate Reality Project https://www.climaterealityproject.org/ 

Climate Action Network International http://www.climatenetwork.org/ 

Committee on Climate Change, UK https://www.theccc.org.uk/ 

Compassion in World Farming, UK https://www.ciwf.org.uk/ 

CPRE: Campaign to Protect Rural England http://www.cpresussex.org.uk/ 

Farm Clusters https://www.farmerclusters.com/ 

FOE: Friends of the Earth https://friendsoftheearth.uk/ 

Green Alliance Trust, UK https://www.green-alliance.org.uk/about.php 

Greening Steyning http://www.1010steyning.org/useful-info/ 

Greenpeace https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/ 

Greta Thunberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg 

Greta Thunberg Book ”No one is too small to make a difference” 

HDC: Horsham District Council Councillors https://horsham.moderngov.co.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?VW=TABLE&PIC=1&FN= 

Horsham Repair Café https://www.horshamrepaircafe.org.uk/ 

IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Chapter 3) https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/ 

IPPR: Institute for Public Policy Research https://www.ippr.org/about 

Knepp Estate Rewilding, Horsham https://knepp.co.uk/home 

Possible https://www.wearepossible.org/climate-change-explained 

QUNO: Quaker United Nations Office https://quno.org/resource/quaker-statement-climate-change 

Soil Association https://www.soilassociation.org/ 

SCATE: South Coast Alliance for Transport and the Environment http://scate.org.uk/ 

SECA: South East Climate Alliance https://seclimatealliance.uk/ 

SGL: Sussex Green Living https://www.sussexgreenliving.co.uk/ 

SS4C: School Strike for the Climate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_strike_for_the_climate 

SWT: Sussex Wildlife Trust https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/ 

The Wiggonholt Association http://www.wiggonholt.org/ 

UK Government https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121005144028/ http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Environmentandgreenerliving/Thewiderenvironment/index.htm 

United Nations Climate Programme https://www.unenvironment.org/ 

WSCC: West Sussex County Council https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/ 

XR: Extinction Rebellion https://rebellion.earth/