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Derrington Mea 14th July 2009

  1. 1. From Ambition to Action <Making low carbon communities a reality> Richard Davies Director
  2. 2. Good Evening
  3. 3. We’re seeking to deliver on the 3Ds: Demand Reduction Decarbonisation Decentralisation
  4. 4. www.slideshare.net/mea
  5. 5. .
  6. 6. Human induced Energy Peak climate change + security + oil
  7. 7. ‘The best scientific projections indicate that we have very little time left - indeed, less than one hundred months - in which to alter our behaviour drastically. Although I wish it were otherwise, I fear we have reached the point when if we do too little, too late to tackle this problem, the consequences could be catastrophic.’
  8. 8. ‘Can nine billion people be fed? Can we cope with the demands in the future on water? Can we provide enough energy? Can we do it, all that, while mitigating and adapting to climate change? And can we do all that in 21 years time? That's when these things are going to start hitting in a really big way. We need to act now. We need investment in science and technology, and all the other ways of treating very seriously these major problems. 2030 is not very far away.’ Professor Sir John Beddington 19th March 2009, London
  9. 9. <It’s the delivery stupid!>
  10. 10. "Regardless of which route we choose, the world's current predicament limits our maneuvering room. We are experiencing a step-change in the growth rate of energy demand due to population growth and economic development, and Shell estimates that after 2015 supplies of easy-to-access oil and gas will no longer keep up with demand." Jeroen van der Veer, CEO Shell 28th January 2008
  11. 11. Climate Change Act Targets • 1990 baseline of CO2 emissions was approximately 590 million tons of CO2. • An 80% reduction is based on the minimum reductions necessary to avoid causing catastrophic and permanent changes to the climate • 80% of 590m tons = 118 million tonnes. • The UK level of CO2 emissions (1.76 tonnes/capita cf. ~10 tonnes today) hasn’t been that low since…… when?
  12. 12. 1950’s?
  13. 13. 1920’s?
  14. 14. 1900?
  15. 15. 1850?
  16. 16. 900 800 700 600 (carbon dioixde equivalent) million tonnes 500 400 Basket of greenhouse gases (CO2 equiv) Carbon Dioxide 300 200 100 0 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Source: AEA
  17. 17. What energy rating does the UK’s Government Department for Energy & Climate Change recently refurbished headquarters have? A. A? (the best) B. C? C. F? D. G? (the worst)
  18. 18. Part of Low Carbon Communities Network:
  19. 19. Below is a list of full members of the Low Carbon Communities Network Dorchester Carbon Project Full Members: Tarvin Environment Group Low Carbon Hook Norton Bristol Natural History Consortium Community North West Low Impact Living Transition Leicester Woking Local Action 21 Household Energy Services Forget Going Green Winchester Action on Climate Change Crediton Climate Action Low Carbon Headington Rea Valley Environmental Network Groundwork South West The Converging World A Safe Climate National Energy Action Transition Wem West Wales Eco Centre Sustainable Haringay Carbon Rationing Action Groups Bovey Climate Action Action on Climate Change Tattenhall Crucorney Energy Group Vale Royal Environment Network Blacklawton Village Hall Comrie Development Trust Bollington Carbon Revolution Footloose Community Arts Sticky Exhibits Carbon Rationing Action Groups Whittington and Fisherwick Environment Group Cambridge Carbon Footprint Groundwork Lancashire and West Wigan Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire Warwickshire Rural Community Council Climate Outreach and Information Network Climate Durham Wiltshire World Changers Yougen Transition Stratford Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire Stretton Climate Care Hyde Farm Climate Action Network Cheshire Community Action Tiverton Village Hall Harrow Agenda 21 Little Leigh Environment Group Change is Coming Ibstock Does Climate Change Test Valley Energy Initiative Ecodyfi Sancreed Village Hall Purton Transition Helston LESS CPRE Kent Ouse Valley Energy Services Low Carbon Lymm Sustainable Redland Transition Oxford Suscom Sustainable Youlgrave Sustainable Blacon Womens Environment Network Transition Chesterfield Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon Llanidloes Energy Solutions Sustainable Wenlock Cheshire and Warrington Low Carbon Sustainable Charlbury Communities
  20. 20. Associate Members: Sawdays Publishing Warrington Borough Council Eastleigh Borough Council North Wiltshire District Council Herefordshire Council Shropshire Council Cheshire East Borough Council Centre for Sustainable Energy Fellow Travellers Permaculture Association Keep Scotland Beautiful (Going Carbon Neutral in Stirling) Aston University Sandbag Association for Environmentally Conscious Building Lakehouse Cheshire West and Chester Council Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Local Authorities Energy Partnership Action for Sustainable Living University of Gloucestershire Sustainable Energy Solutions Scottish Environmental Technology Network Advantage Projects Renew Low Carbon Economy Amee Low Carbon Diary Nick Harrison Eco Promotion Marches Energy Agency
  21. 21. List of Transition Towns in England: Totnes, England Liverpool South Penwith, England Norwich, England Belsize, London Ivybridge, England Tring High Wycombe Falmouth, England Crediton Lancaster Moretonhampstead, England South Petherton Bassingbourn, England Lewes, England Chichester Leamington Spa, England Stroud, England Berkhamsted Sevenoaks, England Ashburton, England Coventry Chesterfield, England Ottery St. Mary, England Bungay Sheffield, England Bristol, England Mersea Island Woodbridge, England Brixton, England Maidenhead Kirkbymoorside, England Forest Row, England Ladock & Grampound Road Downham Market, England Mayfield, England Leek Dorking, England Glastonbury, England Horsham Castle Ward, Bedford, England Lostwithiel, England Exmouth Redland, Bristol England Forest of Dean, England Buxton Newent, England Nottingham, England Tynedale Oxford, England Wrington, England Dorchester Thornbury, England Brighton&Hove, England New Forest Farnham, England Market Harborough, England Stafford Diss, England West Kirby, England Chester Wigan, England Whitstable, England Cambridge Ashtead, England Marsden & Slaithwaite, England Hereford Helston and District, England Frome, England Buxton Downton, England Brampton, England Kingston-upon-Thames Wivenhoe, Essex Isle of Wight, England Taunton Malvern Hills, Worcs, England Seaton, England Langport Bath, England Sidmouth Exeter, England York Isle of Man (technically a self-governing UK Crown Louth dependency and therefore not part of the UK) Ely + many many more in Canterbury, England Sampford Peverell Wolverton Tunbridge Wells the formative stages Leicester Hastings Westcliff-on-Sea Newton Abbot Isles of Scilly
  22. 22. Global Action Plan - Ecoteams EcoTeams are groups of six to eight people who each represent their household. They meet once a month for five months, and are provided with a set of resources to enable them to discuss topics such as the environmental issues of waste and shopping, energy, transport and water.
  23. 23. The Guardian, in partnership with Green Communities from the Energy Saving Trust
  24. 24. http://www.everyactioncounts.o rg.uk/en/fe/page.asp?n1=230& n2=6&n3=493&n4=120
  25. 25. http://www.everyactioncounts.o rg.uk/en/fe/page.asp?n1=230& n2=6&n3=493&n4=120
  26. 26. Helpful? Or may confuse the message which we want to get across?
  27. 27. “What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” John Ruskin
  28. 28. “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood... Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.” Daniel Hudson Burnham 1846-1912 “Search all the parks in all your cities; you'll find no statues of committees.” David Ogilvy 1911-1999
  29. 29. 2 big
  30. 30. www.slideshare.net/mea
  31. 31. thank you

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