Sdap Hereford 14th October 2008


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Sdap Hereford 14th October 2008

  1. 1. MA Sustainable Development Advocacy Programme Beyond the rhetoric (3D): Demand Reduction Decarbonisation Decentralisation Richard Davies Director
  2. 2. Telling people to live differently doesn't work. If we are really to live differently, it will not be as a result of moralising; it will happen because we want to, and because we come to reconnect with our environment and the other living things that make life worthwhile. As psychologists are increasingly telling us, two emotions dominate modern life: feelings of emptiness strongly linked with materialism, and feelings of hope linked to a belief that we can find better ways to live. Our dependence on nature extends far beyond our material wellbeing, and informs our sense of meaning at the deepest level. This sense of meaning will provide a motivation for us to change the way we live – not because we are told that we ought to, but because we feel that we want to. Jane Kendall 27th February 2008
  3. 3. It’s service delivery stupid
  4. 4. Good Morning!
  5. 5. Climate Change + Energy Security + Finite Fossil Fuel = The Same Actions (3Ds)
  6. 6. Q6 Getting the measure of you?
  7. 7. Question 1 True or False: Planet earth’s climate is changing?
  8. 8. Question 2: True or false Most of the increase in global temperatures since the mid-20th century is due to humankind burning fossil fuels?
  9. 9. Question 3: True or false [Don’t know = FALSE] Most [or all] of the lights in my home are energy efficient?
  10. 10. Question 4: True or false [Don’t know = FALSE] The electricity supplied to my home is from a green tariff
  11. 11. Question 5: True or false I know what my personal [or family’s] carbon footprint is?
  12. 12. Question 6: True or false I answered TRUE to questions 3, 4 & 5 and I’m feeling smug about having done the 3 very most basic things to be a part of the solution and carbon literate!!
  13. 13. If all land ice melted
  14. 14. Peak Oil – fields, regions, world We’ll never “run out” of oil We’re running out of cheap, plentiful oil Oil underpins industrial development agriculture economics population About ½ way through it… It’s going to decline
  15. 15. Peak Oil – discovery before you extract it, you have to find it US discovery peaked in 1930s – production peaked in 1971 UK discovery peaked in 1975 – production peaked in 1999 world discovery peaked in 1960s – production will peak in 20??
  16. 16. quot;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.quot; Jeroen van der Veer, CEO Shell 28th January 2008
  17. 17. How?
  18. 18. Us?
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  20. 20. Case Studies
  21. 21. Low Carbon Community Overview
  22. 22. “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
  23. 23. ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’
  24. 24. ‘If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.’ Lyndon B. Johnson
  25. 25. Don’t just stand there, do something!
  26. 26. thank you