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Chris Crean, West Midlands Campaigns Co-ordinator at Friends of the Earth West Midlands, speaking at a workshop on climate change hosted by the West Midlands Regional Observatory in Birmingham on 20 ...

Chris Crean, West Midlands Campaigns Co-ordinator at Friends of the Earth West Midlands, speaking at a workshop on climate change hosted by the West Midlands Regional Observatory in Birmingham on 20 April 2009.

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    Walking the talk: Can we do it? Walking the talk: Can we do it? Presentation Transcript

    • Walking the Talk: Can we DO it? Chris Crean Friends of the Earth A presentation given at State of the Region: Implications of Climate Change event, 20 April 2009. This presentation forms part of the Observatory’s ongoing State of the Region dialogue between policy makers and researchers on the theme of climate change.
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    • Walking the Talk CAN we DO it??
      • How many planets support life?
      • ONE
      • Our lifestyle how many?
      • THREE
      • Does 3 into 1 go?
      • WE HAVE A PROBLEM
      • Climate Change, Resource Scarcity & Pollution
      • Efficiency, Efficiency, Efficiency
    • Climate Change Act 2008 and Copenhagen
      • 80 % cut on 1990 by 2050
      • @40% cut by 2020
      • Need a real deal
      • West Mids can act
      • At home and abroad
      • Have we the resolve??
    • Regional Spatial Strategy
      • Loads of houses
      • Employment land
      • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
      • Resources
      • How many planets??
      • Sustainability Appraisal
    • The Challenge
      • Direction of Travel?
      • Lower carbon???
      • Utilisation of land??
      • Food and Water??
      • Sustainability Appraisal
      • “ Achieving the national targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be a challenge that must be addressed not only at the International and national level BUT also through regional efforts.”
    • Regional Economic Strategy
      • Lower Carbon or is it??
      • “ It will mean the West Midlands taking a leading role in the move towards a lower carbon economy – and setting standards that others will aspire to”
      • Will it do what it says on the Tin??
      • Our challenge is to track and challenge it
      • Beware Green Snake Oil salespeople
      • Biofuels and Offsetting??
      • Runway Extension??
    • Regional Funding Allocation #2
      • Some public transport…..
      • Big Trains v Little trains
      • Old Road schemes
      • Shrewsbury North West Relief Road
      • Hereford Outer Distributor
      • Walking, cycling??
      • Reducing the Need to Travel??
    • And Finally!!
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    • Multiple dividend
      • Not just climate emissions but also helps:-
      • social cohesion
      • poverty goals
      • air pollution
      • access to resources
      • at home and abroad
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    • Contact details Chris Crean Friends of the Earth E www.foe.co.uk/england/west_midlands/contacts.html T Web www.foe.co.uk/england/west_midlands John Walker Senior Research Analyst West Midlands Regional Observatory E [email_address] T +44 (0)121 202 3246 Web www.wmro.org Blog http://wmro.wordpress.com